Navajo archaeology and roasted prairie dog

07.25.2016 - By Cooking with Archaeologists: Food, fieldwork, and stories.

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William Tsosie, a Tribal archaeologist for the Navajo Nation Heritage and Preservation Department, speaks with us today about the history and archaeology of the Navajo Nation. We touch upon Will's early life growing up a pastoralist community and some of the issues that the Navajo people are confronting today. It's a rare and fascinating look into Native American culture and life. For Americans, who know little about the Indigenous communities of the United States, this is an important podcast. For those of you who hunt and/or forage, there is an excellent discussion about some of the traditional foods of the Navajo people. Will shares with us a traditional method for roasting prairie dog and sheep's head. Hope you enjoy it! 

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