I bought this book when I visited my daughter in Bryson City, N.C.
I bought it for the recipes in the back. Not that I would ever try many of them. Most tell how to prepare wild animals, fish, and frogs for eating. The most disgusting recipe of all to me is: "Blood Pudding."
Directions follow:When butchering an animal have a bucket handy with salt in the bottom to catch the blood as soon as the animal is stuck. Stir the blood to keep it from clotting. When the pouch is removed, clean it well, add a little fat to the blood as it is put into the pouch, add black pepper. Sew up the opening of the pouch, put it into a pot of water and boil until done. Set aside to cool before slicing to serve.
I wonder if the Cherokee still cook blood pudding?