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Praise for Choctaw-Apache Foodways

Choctaw-Apache Foodways explores the rich and complex food history and culture of the Choctaw-Apache Community of Ebarb in western Louisiana. The book is published by Stephen F. Austin State University Press and distributed by Texas A&M Press/ Texas Book Consortium. The publication was made possible in part by a publications grant from the Cane River National Heritage Area. The book is available online at  Amazon.com , at Barnes and Noble, or from Texas A&M Press/Texas book consortium.

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Choctaw-Apache Foodways provides a fascinating look at the distinctive history, culture, and foods of one of Louisiana’s Native peoples.  Robert Caldwell seamlessly incorporates his tribe’s culinary traditions within an absorbing ethnohistorical narrative that feeds your intellectual hunger, but leaves you craving some of that delicious food.  Luckily, there are recipes included—for food and for food sovereignty. -Brian Klopotek, author of Recognition Odysseys: Indigeneity, Race, and Federal Tribal Recognition Policy in Three Louisiana Indian Communities

Robert Caldwell’s book Choctaw-Apache Foodways fills in a gap in the documentation of Louisiana traditional cultures. From the garden to the table, it explores the importance of foodways as an ethnic marker for this cultural enclave.       -Maida Owens, Louisiana Folklife Program Director.

Robert Caldwell offers an insightful and delightful look at how foodways have dynamically contributed to survival and identity among the Choctaw-Apache people of Louisiana.  In a book written both to serve his own community and to inform a wider readership, he also demonstrates what can be achieved when comprehensive research methods of the scholar are skillfully blended with personal experiences and connections of the insider.  – Daniel H. Usner, Vanderbilt University.

ISBN-13: 978-1622880997

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2 responses

  1. Reblogged this on Clio's Intemperance and commented:
    Take a look at UTA PhD student, Robert B. Caldwell’s forthcoming book!

    March 22, 2015 at 11:15 am

  2. Looks like a really neat book! 🙂

    March 22, 2015 at 11:45 am

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