By Alma Hogan Snell

ISBN-10: 0803258992

ISBN-13: 9780803258990

Drawing at the wisdom and knowledge of numerous generations of Crow Indian girls, the well known speaker and instructor Alma Hogan Snell offers an crucial advisor to the conventional lore, culinary makes use of, and therapeutic houses of local foods.
 
A style of Heritage imparts the lore of a long time in addition to the normal Crow philosophy of therapeutic and distinct useful recommendation for locating and harvesting crops: from the most important to making impossible to resist dishes of cattails and dandelions, salsify and Juneberries, antelope meat and buffalo hooves, to the key of utilizing crops to augment good looks and incite love. Snell describes the age-old perform of turning wildflowers and backyard vegetation into balms and treatments for such diseases and accidents as snakebite, headache, leg cramps, swollen joints, bronchial asthma, and sores. She brings to endure not just her life of event but in addition the worthwhile classes of her grandmother, the mythical drugs girl beautiful Shield.
 
With life-enhancing recipes for every thing from soups, teas, and breads to poultices, aphrodisiacs, and fertility aids, A flavor of Heritage is particularly a desirable cultural rfile guaranteed to increase the reader’s courting with the average world.
 
A partial checklist of recipes:
 
Wild Bitterroot Sauce
Wild Carrot Pudding
Cattail Biscuits
Dandelion Soup
Salsify Oyster Stew
Balapia (Berry Pudding)
Juneberry Pie
Chokecherry Cake
Wild Mint Tea
Bitterberry Lemonade
Wheel Bread
Boiled Hooves
Bill’s Mother’s Antelope Roast
Stuffed Trout
Elk Roast
Stuffed Eggs
Old-Time Moose Roast
Wild Turnip Porridge
Wild Turnip Bread
Fresh Wild Salad
Buffalo Cattail Stew
Ground Tomato Salad
Gooseberry Pudding
Bearberry Butter
Spicy Dried Plum Cake
Buffaloberry Jelly

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Then put a ribbon on it and hang it up. Pretty Shield never did that. For storing them, she either slivered the roots and dried them on a tarp or hung them up whole to dry. If you hang them up whole to dry, then you also put them in the pot whole. After you boil dried turnips for a while, they become soft enough that you can get a hold of them, cut them in half, and take the middle core out. Turnips have a stringy core that is usually kind of hard to eat and chew. When I was growing up, Pretty Shield would put the dried turnips in a cloth sack so there would be air flow but they would be kept dry and clean at the same time.

Strain the broth, reserving 2 quarts. In the roaster, simmer the minced onion in the reserved broth. Mix together the flour, egg, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg until the dough is light and fluffy. Drop the dough by rounded spoonfuls into the hot broth. Cover and cook for 10 to 15 minutes. Add the chicken pieces and serve. Serves 8. n My Father’s Dried Peas and Carrot Gravy At the end of the growing season, we gathered and shelled the dried peas in our garden, those that weren’t picked fresh and green early in the summer.

Bears like them too! Three years back, a black bear pawed down an elderberry bush right behind our house. He mauled it until there was almost nothing left, but it came back and has grown strong since then. ” Lisa couldn’t figure out why her friend was so shocked. Of course, she was talking about an elderberry bush, and her friend was thinking a bear had eaten an old Indian right on our back step. Elderberries make good pies. Men especially like to eat elderberry pie, right up there with blueberry and huckleberry pies.

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