Recovering Our Ancestors' Gardens
Indigenous Recipes and Guide to Diet and FitnessBook - 2005
"Featuring an array of traditional Native recipes and no-nonsense practical advice about health and fitness, Recovering Our Ancestors' Gardens, by Choctaw author and scholar Devon Abbott Mihesuah, draws on the rich indigenous heritages of this continent to offer a helpful guide to a healthier life. The first half of the book consists of clear and often pointed discussions of the generally poor state of indigenous health today and how and why many Natives have become separated from their traditional diets, sports, and other activities. Poor health, Mihesuah contends, is a pervasive consequence of colonialism. Indigenous foods and activities can be reclaimed, however, and made relevant for a healthier lifestyle today. By planting gardens, engaging in more exercise and sport, and eating traditional foods, Native peoples can emulate the health and fitness of their ancestors."--BOOK JACKET.
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, c2005
Description: 194 p.,  p. of plates : ill. ; 23 cm
Branch Call Number: 641.59297 Mih