African Slaves -
- Slaves ate a varied diet consisting of maize
(usually in the form of cornbread or hominy), beans, pork, fish
from the Mississippi, and game from the forests.
- African American cooks contributed gumbos, or
stews thickened with okra, to the tables of both blacks and
- Watermelons, introduced from Africa, were
successfully grown in Illinois and were very popular among Africans
and French alike.
How do they compare? Native
Americans | French Settlers | African Slaves
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