5 Products You Didn’t Know Were Native Made

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Famous Dave’s BBQ – Famous Dave, aka David W. Anderson, is best known as the founder of Famous Dave’s restaurant chain and creator of a top selling line of BBQ sauces available in grocery stores across the country. What folks may not know is he is the former Assistant Secretary … Read More

ᎯᎸᏍᎩᏆᏅ ᎠᎴ ᎠᏂᏣᎳᎩ Peaches and Cherokees

Peaches originated in China. The Spanish introduced them to the New World and by 1571 peaches were introduced by Franciscan monks to St. Simons and Cumberland islands along Georgia’s coast. How they got to Cherokee country is anybody’s guess, but by the time the Cherokees had regular interaction with Europeans, … Read More

ᎫᏩᏯ, ᎠᎾᏛᏁᎵᏍᎬ ᎠᎴ ᎡᏆ ᎤᎳᏏᏕᎾ (Huckleberries, a Ferris Wheel & Bigfoot…or 10 Things To Do at the National Huckleberry Festival.)

The 50th Annual National Huckleberry Festival in Jay Oklahoma coincides with Fourth of July weekend. The big day of festival events is Saturday July 01, 2017. Venues are scattered around town. Go to the Oklahoma Tourism website to learn more or the Huckleberry Capital of the World Unofficial Facebook Page … Read More

Strawberries (ᎠᏂ), Shortcrust and Love

May is strawberry season. Below is my mother’s simple but delicious recipe for wild strawberries and shortcrust. It is only strawberries and crust, but oh so good. Most people have never tasted the intense, sweet flavor of wild strawberries, called a-ni (ᎠᏂ), in Cherokee. The common hybridized ping-pong ball sized … Read More