I appreciate your continuing interest in Mvskoke Country.
As you may know, for the past couple of years I have been posting found poems drawn from interviews with elderly citizens of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation recorded in 1937-38 as part of the Indian-Pioneer History Project. Revised versions of some of these pieces, along with many newfound poems from the archive, will appear in a book titled A Sort of Strange Land: Poems Found in Indian Territory, which I hope to have ready for publication very soon.
Since the Mvskoke Country website launched in 2009, I have posted 28 columns, 44 field notes, 23 found poems, and a dozen other pages with various content. You may be interested to know that the most popular page of all time is Hokti’s Recipe Book of Creek Indian Foods, which has been accessed over ten times as often as the second most popular page, a column titled What Is Mvskoke Food?
Who would have guessed that Mvskoke people and their friends like to eat?!
Beginning in January 2018, I will be posting vintage recipes for traditional Mvskoke dishes from hard-to-find cookbooks and other obscure sources. If you have family or friends who like to eat indigenous foods, now would be a good time to let them know about the website. Please forward this email to someone you care about and invite them to subscribe to Mvskoke Country.
Mvskoke people have survived by eating Mvskoke foods – and our foods survive by being eaten, just as our words survive by being spoken.
Hompaks cē (You all eat now!)