Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Native American Project

I forgot to post Joseph's end of unit project for his Native American unit. He had to choose a tribe to learn about. He had to get information on what state they live in, a traditional recipe (that we had to cook), draw their environment, learn about the origin of the tribe's name, learn a traditional game, tell a tribal story to the family and make a model of their home.
Joseph chose the Tohono O'odham (formely the Papago).
The recipe was really yummy!
Papago Tepary Bean Soup
2 c. Tepary beans, soaked (we used pinto...I have no idea where to find a tepary bean)
1 clove garlic, diced
6 c. water
3 c. Tomatoes w/juice
4 slices bacon, diced
1 ts. mixed oregano and cumin
1 med. onion, chopped
1 c. diced celery
2 carrots, sliced

Drain soaked beans and bring to boil in big pot. When tender, fry bacon until limp. Remove bacon, add onion, carrots, celery and garlic and saute. Add bacon, tomatoes and remaining spices. Cook 10 min. Add beans. cook another hour until beans are mealy tender.
Serve with flour tortillas or fresh frybread.

We made frybread to go with it.

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