Chock full of recipes with step-by-step directions for kids to follow, this series is a unique way for kids to eat their way through American history. Many modern historians think the history of mankind is not to be found solely in the decisions of rulers and battles won or lost, but in the lives of everyday people. Looking closely at the environment, economics, eating habits, and favorite foods of our American forebears teaches us volumes about their world and ours.
The first people of our continent knew everything about their natural environment, the seasons, and what grew best. Their great respect for the land formed their growing, hunting, and rituals around food. Kids make Indian fry-bread and pumpkin-corn sauce while learning about the sacredness of corn.