2nd Annual Native American Dinner: Traditions of the Native Peoples of the Michigan Territory

sold out low res
$45/dinner
Special Dinner #80

We’ll explore the history and culinary traditions of the Ojibwe, Potawatomi and Ottawa Indians, known as the Three Fires Confederacy, or Anishinaabe peoples in the Great Lakes Region and learn how those traditions live among the people today. With a menu that highlights the history and foodways of the Great Lakes during the early years of the republic (when the entire region was known as the Michigan Territory) and a talk by our special guests, UM Professors Margaret Noori, Michael Witgen, Howard Kimewon and Phil Deloria, this evening promises to be a lively and full-flavored encounter with the living history of Michigan’s earliest inhabitants

The Menu:
Appetizers

Toasted Pumpkin Seeds
Fried Corn Hominy

Bread

Traditional Fry Breads

Soup

Rabbit Succotash with Puffed Wild Rice

Entrees

Roasted Duck
Corn Flour Batter Fried Walleye

Sides

Wild Rice Stuffed Pumpkin

Dessert

Maple Sugar Candy
Dried Berries