Good Seeds: A Menominee Indian Food Memoir

Good Seeds: A Menominee Indian Food Memoir

by Thomas Pecore Weso

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780870207716
Publisher: Wisconsin Historical Society
Publication date: 09/23/2016
Edition description: 1
Pages: 124
Sales rank: 847,969
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 3 Months to 18 Years

About the Author


Thomas Weso is an enrolled member of the Menominee Indian Nation of Wisconsin. He is the author of many articles, personal essays, and a biography of Langston Hughes with coauthor Denise Low. Weso holds a master’s degree in Indigenous Studies from the University of Kansas, and has taught at the college level for the last fifteen years. He is a speaker for the Kansas Humanities Council library program, Talk About Literature in Kansas and copublisher of Mammoth Publications. He is an artist with paintings in collections throughout the Kansas City area, and he has had solo and group shows at the Hutchinson Arts Center and other venues.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Fire: Grandmother's Morning 1

Prayer: Grandfather's Dreaming 10

Fruit 18

Partridge 23

Survival Hunting 29

How to Cook a Beaver 37

Fishing 42

Manomin, Good Seeds 47

Corn 57

Maple Syrup 61

Greens 69

Gardening 76

Blackberry Wine 81

German Beer 87

Wisconsin Diner Food 91

Fair Time on the Rez 97

Storage 105

Bibliography 115

Index 117

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Good Seeds: A Menominee Indian Food Memoir 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Tangen More than 1 year ago
menominee-indians-of-wisconsin, recipes, historical-research, history-and-culture Read from June 10 to 20, 2016 A family history, a Wisconsin tribal history of the Menominee, a limited personal history, a food history, this book is all of these things and more. The recipes are gleaned from family, tribal, and other cookbooks. There are recipes with wild rice, berries, wild game, fishes, corn, maple syrup, greens, garden meals, and preserving foods. It is comfortably written and well researched, with several recipes included in each chapter. I loved it, but my sister liberated it when visiting from Columbia county for my birthday! Thank you, Wisconsin State Historical Society Press and LibraryThing Member Giveaways!
The_reading_wolf More than 1 year ago
The Synopsis Thomas Pecore Weso shows a cook’s journey through Wisconsin’s woods. He takes each food—beaver, trout, fruit, wild rice, and shows us who taught him these values. Cooks will learn from the recipes, as historians hear firsthand stories about reservation life during the mid-twentieth century. The Review This is such a great book! I enjoyed learning about the history of the land and the tribe. I haven't tried any of the recipes yet, but I'm sure i will soon, as they seem easy enough to follow. This book takes you on a journey and immerses you in a beautiful culture and lifestyle. So many memories and beautiful tales of growing up. You really get a feel for the author as he recounts his life and immerses you chapter by chapter into his life. This book is beautiful inside and out and I loved reading it. Thank you librarything for sending me this book in exchange for my honest review.