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Event to feature native foods
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BRODHEAD - Learn about traditional Native American foods and taste samples when Rhonda Funmaker of the Ho-Chunk Nation's Bear Clan visits Brodhead High School at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 11.Funmaker's presentation will focus on the "key ingredients" of the Ho-Chunk diet including corn, beans, squash, rice, berries, maple syrup, fish, and buffalo from the prairies of southern Wisconsin. She will prepare several dishes and speak about the traditional gardening and cooking practices passed on to her by earlier generations. "Food is a gift that Native Americans give respect to during each stage of hunting, gathering, growing, storage and preparation," Funmaker said in a release.