What Did American Indians ORIGINALLY Eat?
Native Americans and Vegetarianism l
Native Americans and Vegetarianism ll
This information is priceless for all spiritual groups and guides, followers and beyond
How often do we read and hear among many prominent spiritual wayshowers that hunting and meat eating was always part of the Native Indian culture and tradition?
The time has come to also shed much needed truth light on this fascinating subject
By Rita Laws, Ph.D.
How well we know the stereotype of the rugged Plains Indian: killer of buffalo, dressed in quill-decorated buckskin, elaborately feathered eaddress, and leather moccasins, living in an animal skin teepee, master of the dog and horse, and stranger to vegetables. But this lifestyle, once limited almost exclusively to the Apaches, flourished no more than a couple hundred years. It is not representative of most Native Americans of today or yesterday. Indeed, the "buffalo-as-lifestyle" phenomenon is a direct result of European influence, as we shall see.
Among my own people, the Choctaw Indians of Mississippi and Oklahoma, vegetables are the traditional diet mainstay. A French manuscript of the eighteenth century describes the Choctaws' vegetarian leanings in shelter and food. The homes were constructed not of skins, but of wood, mud, bark and cane. The principal food, eaten daily from earthen pots, was a vegetarian stew containing corn, pumpkin and beans. The bread was made from corn and acorns. Other common favorites were roasted corn and corn porridge. (Meat in the form of small game was an infrequent repast.) The ancient Choctaws were, first and foremost, farmers. Even the clothing was plant based, artistically embroidered dresses for the women and cotton breeches for the men. Choctaws have never adorned their hair with feathers.
More than one tribe has creation legends which describe people as vegetarian, living in a kind of Garden of Eden. A Cherokee legend describes humans, plants, and animals as having lived in the beginning in "equality and mutual helpfulness". The needs of all were met without killing one another. When man became aggressive and ate some of the animals, the animals invented diseases to keep human population in check. The plants remained friendly, however, and offered themselves not only as food to man, but also as medicine, to combat the new diseases.
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Celebrate the Three Sisters: Corn, Beans and Squash
According to Iroquois legend, corn, beans, and squash are three inseparable sisters who only grow and thrive together. This tradition of interplanting corn, beans and squash in the same mounds, widespread among Native American farming societies, is a sophisticated, sustainable system that provided long-term soil fertility and a healthy diet to generations. Growing a Three Sisters garden is a wonderful way to feel more connected to the history of this land, regardless of our ancestry.
Corn, beans and squash were among the first important crops domesticated by ancient Mesoamerican societies. Corn was the primary crop, providing more calories or energy per acre than any other. According to Three Sisters legends corn must grow in community with other crops rather than on its own - it needs the beneficial company and aide of its companions.
To the Iroquois people, corn, beans, and squash are the Three Sisters, the physical and spiritual sustainers of life. The three vegetables composed the main food supply of the Iroquois. These life-supporting plants were given to the people when all three miraculously sprouted from the body of Sky Woman's daughter, granting the gift of agriculture to the Iroquois.
- Absolutely true. My great grandmother grew up on the Big Pine Indian reservation, and she was a vegetarian all her life, as were the other tribe members. http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20110103073043AAY9205
A small personal note: EVEN IF ALL native Indian people and indigenous tribes were 100% hunters and meat eaters, here is something of great importance, reflecting the very current transitory times we are all undergoing as a PLANET:EVOLution as KEY word
Everything is moving, ever changing, and transforming energy in the universe.
Message from Agarthans, our INNER Earth family:
For it is only through choice that freedom exists. For with freedom, comes the true joy of living. Without freedom, there can be no evolution; and without evolution there can be no continuation of life. A species either evolves or dissolves. There can be no stagnation involved. So here is our opportunity to evolve in ever swifter spirals. http://diannerobbins.com/telos.html
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