Today we take a look at a picture of Aggie Lossiah, grand-daughter of Cherokee Chief John Ross. She is demonstrating the art of Cherokee cooking to a couple of members of the younger generation. This photo appears in the book "Cherokee Cooklore," published in 1951 by the Museum of the Cherokee Indian. The book was written by Mary Ulmer and Samuel E. Beck as they gathered recipes and photographs from Cherokee elderly women. The book contains not only recipes, but also an extensive discussion on herbs, wild foods, history and feasts.
I invite all Cherokees, as well as other Native American Tribes, to contribute historical material to this blog so it may be shared with the wider world and future generations.