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Mother corn and the dixie pig: native food in the native south Article uri icon


  • Green, Rayna Diane


  • Explores the history of Indian foods in the South. Initially, European settlers were almost completely dependent on Native American foods and agricultural technologies for survival. Over time, European agriculture and hunting techniques, which resulted in the depletion of resources and widespread erosion, influenced Indian foodways. In the South, a blending of tastes resulted in a uniquely Southern diet that included European and Indian foods.

publication date

  • 2008