Cherokee Registry

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What are considered traditional Cherokee foods?

Cherokees are known for corn, beans and squash, known as the “Three Sisters.” These were our staple foods for many, many years, in addition to deer, turkey, non-poisonous plants and roots of the forest, berries, potatoes, pumpkin, fish, soup, cornbread, and popcorn. Today, traditional foods include wild onions and eggs, brown beans, kanvtsi, and grape dumplings. Click here to learn more and view recipes.