From the historic Indian-Pioneer Papers.
Here's a modern recipe for a very old Cherokee food.
Cooking is an important part of life for the Cherokee woman. Not only is it necessary for nourishment, for life; it is part of the social fabric of the Cheokee people.
Hominy was a staple food for many years and is enjoyed today in specialty recipes such as this one.
Although not uniquely Cherokee, fry bread is a staple with most Indians. Different tribes make the bread in different ways; this recipe is for a version common in most Cherokee communities.
From the Indian-Pioneer Papers, a look at how salt use to be made by the Cherokee
From the Indian-Pioneer Papers, a look at cooking in the earlier days of Cherokee Nation.
Kanuchi is considered to be a delicacy among the Cherokee. Hickory nuts are gathered in the fall and allowed to dry for a few weeks before the kanuchi making begins.
More great information from the Indian-Pioneer Papers.
Traditional dishes found at a Cherokee Thanksgiving Dinner
Traditionally the big meal of springtime, wild onions are harvested and fed to families all over the Cherokee Nation in this national dish.