April 18, 2005

Frybread, it's what's for dinner--but shouldn't be

Go to a pow-wow, an arts-and-crafts fair, or a "mountain man" rendezvous in the Southwest and you will probably find a booth or trailer selling frybread, maybe dressed up as "Navajo Tacos" or something similar.

It's considered an emblematic American Indian food these days, but it really is not all that healthy, and now there is a move against it among some Indian groups.

Frybread is emblematic of the long trails from home and freedom to confinement and rations. It's the connecting dot between healthy children and obesity, hypertension, diabetes, dialysis, blindness, amputations and slow death.

Via The Marigold Trail.

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