SLIDE SHOW: Fry Bread Nation: The Birth of a 'Native' Cuisine

By Katie Robbins
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Tocabe


The interior of Tocabe, a fast casual American Indian restaurant in Denver.
Katie Robbins investigates a movement that is championing American Indian foods in
Fry Bread Nation: The Birth of a 'Native' Cuisine.
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Tocabe

Tocabe's Indian taco—meat, beans, veggies, and salsa piled on fry bread.


Katie Robbins investigates a movement that is championing American Indian foods in
Fry Bread Nation: The Birth of a 'Native' Cuisine.
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Tocabe


Tocabe's employees wear shirts that read "My heroes have always cooked fry bread."
Katie Robbins investigates a movement that is championing American Indian foods in
Fry Bread Nation: The Birth of a 'Native' Cuisine.
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©2009 Renee Comet, Smithsonian Institution, & Restaurant Associate


From the dessert menu, Mitsitam Café's Cranberry Crumble.
Katie Robbins investigates a movement that is championing American Indian foods in
Fry Bread Nation: The Birth of a 'Native' Cuisine.
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Tocabe


At Tocabe, customers move through line choosing among meats, salsas, and beans to top their Indian tacos.
Katie Robbins investigates a movement that is championing American Indian foods in
Fry Bread Nation: The Birth of a 'Native' Cuisine.
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©2009 Renee Comet, Smithsonian Institution, & Restaurant Associates


Maple-brined turkey breast at Mitsitam Café in the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.
Katie Robbins investigates a movement that is championing American Indian foods in
Fry Bread Nation: The Birth of a 'Native' Cuisine.
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©2009 Renee Comet, Smithsonian Institution, & Restaurant Associates


The fiddlehead fern salad at Mitsitam Café.
Katie Robbins investigates a movement that is championing American Indian foods in
Fry Bread Nation: The Birth of a 'Native' Cuisine.
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©2009 Renee Comet, Smithsonian Institution, & Restaurant Associates


Mitistam Café's version of the Indian taco, topped with bison meat.
Katie Robbins investigates a movement that is championing American Indian foods in
Fry Bread Nation: The Birth of a 'Native' Cuisine.
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©2009 Renee Comet, Smithsonian Institution, & Restaurant Associates


Three Sisters Salad at Mitsitam Café.
Katie Robbins investigates a movement that is championing American Indian foods in
Fry Bread Nation: The Birth of a 'Native' Cuisine.

This article available online at:

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2010/04/slide-show-fry-bread-nation-the-birth-of-a-native-cuisine/38848/