Foods that Caddo Indians ate include pumpkins, corn, sunflower, beans and meat. Their main source of food was farming and they planted crops in the woods. Men hunted animals, such as deer, buffalo and rabbits, to get meat, while women went into the forests to gather roots, blackberries, acorns, persimmons and many other types of fruits.Continue Reading
The Caddo Indians cleared large fields in the woods where they planted their crops. They used fires to clear away the grass and other weeds. They did this during the fall or winter every year to prevent regrowth of the grass. They prepared the fields using spades and hoes, which they made from bones and wood. After the harvest, they kept the best corn to use as seeds in the next planting season. They dried their produce and kept it in raised granaries to protect it from rodents.
Men formed hunting parties and would go as far as the Southern Plains to hunt. The Caddo Indians' favorite prey was the white-tailed deer. They hunted buffaloes once they had acquired horses that made it easy for them to chase animals. They also traded some of their produce to get foods from other communities.Learn more about US History
Traditionally, people of the Cherokee Nation enjoyed a staple food diet that included the "three sisters," or corn, beans, potatoes and squash. Meat staples of the past were deer and turkey. Other foods incorporated into their diet are meals made with fish, plants and roots. Modern Cherokee people traditionally eat eggs, brown beans and wild onions, among other foods.Full Answer >
The Miami Indians cultivated and ate maize, beans, squash, pumpkins and melons. They also hunted and ate game that was widely available where they lived in the American Midwest, including fish, mollusks, water-fowl, deer, elk, small game, and bison.Full Answer >
Some traditional foods of the Kickapoo in the Northeast woodland region include corn, squash, beans and pumpkins. They also caught fish and hunted game such as squirrel, elk, raccoon, deer, bear and beaver.Full Answer >
The Caddo Indians, also called the Kadohadacho tribe, historically lived in villages in present-day Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas and Oklahoma. Today, most Caddo live in Oklahoma. Due to the multiple colonizations in their region, many Caddo became multilingual, speaking English, French and Spanish alongside their own complex native language.Full Answer >