Preserving Native American Food Culture

Grassroots food movements help revive the dwindling Native American food culture.

Jonathan Yazze sets up fencing in the arid landscape of his farm. When his father, a well-known medicine man, died a few years earlier, in the Navajo tradition Yazze rested his father’s fields — literally leaving plants, gear, and tools where they lay — for two years. His farm, in the back country of the Navajo Reservation, came back to life in the spring of 2011.
Photo by Jason Houston