Re: fry bread
Ted Burton (tedbrtn@CYBERHIGHWAY.NET)
Wed, 6 Nov 1996 12:30:32 -0700
At 6:46 -07001, Grant O'Neil wrote thus [I likely cut a lot out]:
>I can see no significant difference from the description of Navajo bread, so
>I guess one advantage is that if you wanted to have sessions about Native
>American culture or learn about Polynesian islanders the same recipe can be
>used for dual purpose.
The caveat I would offer is that frybread with wheat flour to the best of
my knowledge (as my own ancestry does not include Plains or Southwestern
tribes) is a post-contact, post-Buffalo foodstuff. Whether Southwestern
corn-culture tribes had any such practice with cooking corn flour goods I
simply do not know.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City