My perspective on Thanksgiving had completely changed after reading this article. I truly believed that Thanksgiving was a happy time, a time of thanks and a celebration of the first harvest. People today celebrate Thanksgiving as a time to get together with loved ones, have a big dinner, to give thanks and go shopping.
My aunt Wanda makes the best cornbread, sweet and buttery. One might think, how is cornbread considered a tradition of soul food? The most common bread to slaves was corn bread. It was often fed to them with a mixture of milk or buttermilk. In fact, molasses and cornbread was a special treat for slave children.
The Mayan ate corn, squash, beans, and potatoes. The Aztec grew corn and made something out of a corn husk beans, squash, and corn. The Inca grew corn too, they ate corn, potatoes, for the meat they ate guinea pigs for daily protein because there were no pigs. For more meat they ate cows, pigs, and turkeys. Occasionally they ate llamas or alpacas.
Their farming methods were so advanced they had been found to be proficiently better than the European methods, at that time. Their food came from fishing in the sea, and the rivers. They also ate multiple fruits found from the forest, thus including palm fruits or Pejibaye. They also ate vegetables such as yucca, squash, and cultivated tubers.
The First Thanksgiving Everyone knows about Thanksgiving and eating turkey and pie, with a little cranberry sauce. Even though that is not what the pilgrims and Indians really did on the first Thanksgiving. Most elementary schools teach about how the pilgrims and Indians were friends. That they wore nice clothing, and ate at a giant table all together with a cornucopia in front of them.
The lower class would eat bread consisted of barley and rye. Other foods they ate were eggs and pancakes. The people at this time ate their eggs either scrambled or sunny side up. Pancakes were generally eaten as a treat on Sunday mornings. The people like to put jams like grape, strawberry, and sometimes powdered sugar on them for a better and sweeter taste.
“Thanksgiving Myths” Two myths are “The Pilgrims celebrated Thanksgiving every year”, “The Wampanoag brought popcorn to the first Thanksgiving feast”. The truth in these myths are that the Pilgrims did celebrate thanksgiving. That the Pilgrims came to America to for land and for the thanksgiving part. I think people believe this.
There were lots of different types of foods Fruits,meats and drinks. The vast need for food was proven very useful because “we don 't want our soldiers starving now do we”. It was a big responsibility for the drivers and sailors delivering valuable foods. If the food and supplies did not make it to the soldiers who were fighting they would not be able to win in battle. There were many times when food was scarce and troops had to do without because the transportation that was arriving got raided, The colonists depended greatly on transpiration to deliver the food.
Native Americans had created pottery for mostly burial offering with their own design. However, Spanish missionary had, “encouraged potters to replace Native designs-which might involve association with animal spirits and other sources of power-with Christian designs such as flowers, Maltese crosses, and eight-point stars.” This shows that they did not want any of their beliefs on the Spanish pots because they wanted the native Americans to follow theirs. Besides their tools affecting them, the food can cause a negative effect to Native Americans. It is acceptable to trade food for trying out a new dish or ingredient ,but “mission indians” were eating about three times a day with a “diet very high in carbohydrate….
Most waffles were just frozen and ready to be shipped. School lunches was another big thing during this time period. Lunches ranged from different foods each day, but most foods were close to the same thing. For instance on Tuesday they served pea soup without milk, Italian spaghetti with onion and tomato sauce, white rolls and for desert, chocolate pudding served with milk. On Friday they served lima bean and barley soup, jam or fish sandwich on whole wheat bread, creamed carrots with peas or creamed cabbage Comely
Their diet was very diverse containing lots of different meats, vegetables and fruits but over time corn became a more important part of their farming life. Olmecs were famous for making things out of rubber and for making giant heads out of blocks of stone. Not much is known about the Olmec religion but they did play a ceremonial game with a rubber ball where the losers were often sacrificed.
The total knowledge accumulated from lifetimes spent in archaeological study is vast. Too vast, even by author Jake Page 's own admission, to be adequately summarized in a brief text with respect to the great number of cultural and environmental factors that spurn, as well as result from, investigation. Indeed, there seems to be a kind of relationship between environmental cause and cultural effect that is encountered repeatedly in Page 's text. Examining the different diets and homes of various population groups in North America, Page illuminates for his audience the great importance of inference – the backbone of investigational study that continues to fuel interests in archeology today. One observation that can be made from observing the remains of the indigenous populations of North America is that food is not immediately recognized for its potential.