American Native Indian Food and Lore Cookbook

American Native Indian Food and Lore Cookbook is a combination of recipe book and guide of desert plant information. There are 150 native recipes like pumpkin candy, chile con carne, and black walnut punch. If you enjoy experimenting with exotic recipes, you'll really enjoy this unique cookbook. 


Format: Softcover, 191 pages. 

Copyright: 1974 

Publisher: Collier Books 

Author: Carolyn Niethammer 

ISBN: 9780020100003

Sold Out

Additional Details

Description: American Native Indian Food and Lore Cookbook contains over 150 authentic recipes for main dishes, fruits and vegetables, desserts, preserves and condiments, breads, soups; also medicines, dandelion wine and corn whiskey. 

A sample offering: 

  • Agave Pie
  • Black Walnut Punch
  • Sunflower Gravy
  • Pinyon Pine Baby Food
  • Chile Con Came
  • Refried Beans
  • Tortillas
  • Pumpkin Candy

The book also shares more than 50 plants of the desert that are listed alphabetically, along with their habitats, common and botanical names, descriptions, seasons of flowering, historical significance, and descriptions of the different tribal rituals surrounding each. Some types of plants used in Indian tribal cookery are: 

  • Cactus and Cactuslike Plants
  • Nuts and Seeds
  • Grapes, Berries, and Cherries
  • Foods of Marsh and Mesa
  • Greens
  • Farm Produce

Lastly, you'll also find 49 beautiful drawings by Jenean Thomson give close-up views of the edible portion of the plants to aid the hiker, camper and plant enthusiast in identification. 


Condition: Good condition. 

Continue Shopping

Browse more Vintage, Used and Collectible Cookbooks.