Ingredients: 6 Tbsps. Native Americans in California, such as the Pomo and Miwok tribes, relied on their ample bounty of acorns when coming up with their meals.. They were well versed at using the ingredients that were readily available to them and for making many different foods with them. The majority of American Indian tribes grew at least some corn, and even tribes that did not grow corn themselves often traded with neighbors for it.
"Traditional Native American food [is] as varied as the Americas from which it originated," Harold H. Baxter, DDS, author of the pending book Dining at Noah's Table, tells WebMD. The Native Americans are well revered for being resourceful people, and when it comes to Native American food, there is no difference.
Corn and various corn products are abundant in Native American food recipes and they have lent many of their earliest delicacies to the … The most important Native American food crop was Indian corn (also known as maize, which comes from the Taino Indian name for the plant.)