Monday, December 6, 2010

Squaw bread

I first found out about squaw bread after I moved out to California. Its also known as fry bread. Its kind of sweet and grainy, very fresh tasting. The consistency is chewy, puffy and doughy all at the same time... very unique. I'm a huge fan. The bread was originated by Native Americans in the south west. The word "squaw" comes from the Algonquian language in which it means "woman.'' When used by itself, the word squaw is derogatory towards Native American women (as coined by early settlers in the 1600s), but the terms squaw dance and squaw bread are widely used in Indian country.

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