Thanksgiving Traditional Native American Recipes

Published on May 16, 2011 by Casey

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Traditional Native American Recipes for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is known as the harvest festival when the Pilgrims celebrated the help of the native people of Americas. Many of America’s traditional Thanksgiving dishes have their roots in Native American foods. Below are some traditional Native American recipes you may want to try at your next Thanksgiving dinner.

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  • Baked Acorn Squash – simple and delicious traditional recipe
  • Mashed Spiced Buttered Squash – delicious alternative to mashed potatoes
  • Venison – a collection of ways to cook this traditional game meat
  • Cranberry Sauce – traditional recipe
  • Swamp Tea – a description of what swamp teas are made of
  • Clover Tea – traditional red clover tea
  • Wintergreen Tea – the benefits of wintergreen tea
  • Succotash – traditional dish made with lima beans, corn, and peppers
  • Tamales – traditional dish of south western Native American people
  • Mohawk Corn Soup – delicious traditional corn soup
  • Posole – a traditional soup popular with the south west Native Americans
  • Roasted Corn on the Cob – delicious native dish
  • Maple Candy – traditional candy made from maple syrup
  • Pop Rice – the predecessor to modern day puffed rice cereals
  • Rice Pie – many ways to cook using wild rice, including a recipe for this traditional dish
  • Wild Rice Pancakes – Patties of wild rice
  • Wojape – A delicious berry pudding
  • Frybread – Frybread originated as a way to use rations given to Native Americans on reservations

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