Recovering Our Ancestors' Gardens: Indigenous Recipes & Guide to Diet & Fitnesse
Recovering Our Ancestors' Gardens: Indigenous Recipes and Guide to Diet and Fitness Devon Abbott Mihesuah
Hardcover 218 pages
Featuring an array of tempting traditional Native recipes and no-nonsense practical advice about health and fitness Mihesuah draws on the rich indigenous heritages of this continent to offer a helpful guide to a healthier life. The first half of the book consists of clear and pointed discussions about the generally poor state of indigenous health today and how and why many Natives have become separated from their traditional diets, sports, and other activities. Poor health, Mihesuah contends, is a pervasive consequence of colonialism. Indigenous foods and activities can be reclaimed, however, and made relevant for a healthier lifestyle today. By planting gardens, engaging in more exercise and sport, and eating traditional foods, Native peoples can emulate the health and fitness of their ancestors.