Native American Recipes
The following recipes are taken from the BIA Haskell Institute high school economics cookbook which Viola E. (Patterson) Garcia Schneider used while attending Haskell from 1937-1940. Viola attended Haskell Institute after obtaining a Certificate of Indian Blood (CIB) from the Bureau of Indians Affairs and signed by Chief Sam Blue and the South Carolina Indian Agent, T.O. Flowers. Viola gave her BIA cookbook to her daughter Cynthia.
Viola has been denied Catawba tribal enrollment in spite of the clear and convincing evidence that she is a person who "belongs to the Catawba Nation" as declared in a legal federal document known as a CIB.
We hope you enjoy these recipes. We will be adding more in the future. Please feel free to submit your own family recipes as well. They can be sent to email@example.com. Interested viewers may also wish to visit the Reviving True Traditional Native American Recipes sponsored by Sheila Anderson-Lewis, RN.