18th Century Indiana: Focus: Native American Tribes, Feast of the Hunter’s Moon

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During the last week of September or the first week of October, the Feast of the Hunter’s Moon is celebrated at Ft. Quiatenon, just outside of Lafayette, IN.  History enthusiasts attempt to recreate an authentic experience at the 18th Century trading post.  Our class will attend a preview of this annual event on Thursday, September 29.  As a precursor, we’ll spend the week studying Native American tribes of the region, and specifically the Miami Indians.  For our meal for the week we’ll try our hand at homemade Buttermilk Biscuits , and Ham Gravy made with  ham drippings. The gravy recipe calls for 4 cups of milk, but we will use homemade ham stock instead.

We’ve drawn from resources found at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Indianapolis, IN

Dr. Dawn Marsh, Professor of American Indian Studies at Purdue University, and Author of A Lenape among the Quakers: The life of Hannah Freeman,  joined our class for a short presentation last October 1st.  We were unable to schedule a return visit this year.

Check out the recipes, resources, and activities below.  The turtle logo is the link.

turtle_logo                      Dawn  See a short                                                                                                                                     video of Dr. Marsh’s                                                                                                                                     presentation

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