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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... More »

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The Cherokee Indians consumed meat from hunting, such as wild turkeys and deer, as well as grains like corn. Cherokee women did the majority of the farming while the Cherokee men did the majority of the hunting. Together... More »

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The Cherokee primarily traded skins and furs for the settlers' tools and weapons. Before the settlers arrived, the Cherokee had only hunted animals for their meat, so the trading significantly changed the Cherokee's ever... More »

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Before European contact, the Wampanoag relied on corn, beans and squash for their main diet, which the men supplemented with hunting and fishing. Wampanoag cooking was relatively simple, with staples including soup, corn... More »

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The Hopi Indians were farmers, subsisting off of corn, beans and squash while raising turkeys as livestock. Antelope, deer and small game supplemented this basic diet, as did nuts, fruits and herbs. During famines, the H... More »

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The Kickapoo used corn as their main source of food; they also ate beans, squash, deer, buffalo, fish and small game. The name "Kickapoo" comes from the Shawnee word meaning "wanderer." As of 2014, there are four Kickapo... More »

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Pueblo Indians grew much of the food they ate, including corn or maize, beans, squash, pumpkins and wild rice. They hunted and ate deer, elk, bighorn sheep and rabbit. They also looked for naturally occurring foods like ... More »

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