When the first Europeans reached America 400 years ago, they almost starved to death. But they were amazed to see that Native Americans often feasted on wonderful foods: hickory nut soup, succotash, roasted corn, green chili stew and wild grape dumplings, baked beans with maple syrup, and much more. Tribes throughout North America worked hard to find their food, and prepared their meals in many interesting ways. This book provides fascinating and delicious recipes plus a wealth of information on Native American cooking techniques, manners, and customs connected with food. Beautifully illustrated with prints, woodcuts, and drawings.