How Do Native Americans Celebrate Christmas?

How Do Native Americans Celebrate Christmas? The holiday we call Christmas has evolved into the biggest celebration in the world. Roman Catholics and Protestants celebrate the birth of Jesus on December 25. Many Orthodox Christians use the Julian calendar, which places Christmas around January 6. Christmas was first added to the Roman Catholic Church calendar […]

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Cherokees & Thanksgiving

Cherokees Didn’t Celebrate “American-style Thanksgiving” until 1885. . . The Cherokees were raising corn as early as 1,000 BC. Before European contact the Cherokees were already participating in a thanksgiving ceremony; the most important ceremony of the year, called the “Green Corn Ceremony.” This traditional dance and festival was a very important event for the […]

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Cherokee Bean Bread

I am so excited to bring this adaptation of an authentic Native American dish to you, today. Being that my paternal family heritage is Cherokee Indian, I thought it might be fun to explore some genuine dishes from Native America. This Cherokee Bean Bread (also known as Tsu-Ya-Ga) was one of the first recipes that […]

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