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Book: Indigenous Religious Traditions in Five Minutes

Chapter: 59. What are Native American foodways, and how are they religious?

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.43174


To answer this question I will set up a framework for conceptualizing Native American religious traditions that emphasizes the importance of and interconnection between Place, Sacred Narratives, Communities, Ceremony, Relationships, and Responsibility. I will then discuss how foodways are an integral part of this framework supporting interconnectivity. I will discuss shared characteristics while emphasizing the diversity of specific traditions and foodways.

Chapter Contributors

  • Andrea McComb Sanchez ( - amccombsanchez) 'University of Arizona'