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New Native American Restaurant Promises Amazing “Pre-Colonization” Menu

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New Native American Restaurant Promises Amazing “Pre-Colonization” Menu

By Zak Cheney-Rice  October 2, 2014

There are approximately 990,000 restaurants in the United States. The cuisines they encompass are staggering, from the noodle houses of Southern California to the clam shacks of New England.

But check your local Zagat Guide and you’ll probably find one striking omission: Native American food.Newsweek reports that a search of the rating site’s New York City section yields zero indigenous American results.

It’s a troubling absence, considering the historical context: broken treaties, land grabs and the confinement of Native peoples’ ancestors to reservations where fresh groceries can be as rare as presidential visits.

Enter Sean Sherman, an experienced chef and native son of South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Reservation. In December, Sherman plans to open the Minneapolis-St. Paul area’s only traditional Native American restaurant, appropriately named the Sioux Chef. …Read More.