One thing I love about Feast is that I always learn a lot when I go there.
A lot, I tell you.
As in, it always reminds me how much I don't know.
I don't know a lot.
But now I know a bit more.
This year I spent a bit of time focused on some of the Indian activities and tents.
At this fabulous tent, they had a great display of Indian food set up.
Every tribe had its own variety.
Bear beans are called bear beans because they are cooked with bear and big animal meats.
As opposed to rabbit beans, which are cooked with rabbit and squirrel and small game.
I didn't know that.
In addition, they gathered cattail pollen to eat. I think she said they made bread with it. [I need to fact check that....]
This woman sat silently and shelled beans. She threw the shells in the fire to keep it going.
Blow the pic up and look at details. Notice the squash rings drying above the fire. And notice her hands. And the stuff in the bowls.