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Mashpee woman takes Native foods across nation


Sherry Pocknett, a member of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts, has a busy summer.

The 47-year-old chef started Sly Fox's Den, a food stand she takes to powwows and festivals across the country. She serves traditional New England fare like iced sassafras tea and turtle soup, along with pan-Native foods like fry bread.

One day, Pocknett hopes to follow in the footsteps of her uncle -- who owned a Wampanoag restaurant -- open her own restaurant. "Money is the only obstacle," she tells The Boston Globe.

"When I do open my own place it will be named Sassafras or Sassafras Tree. It will serve very simple, good food. And it will be an instant success -- I promise you that," she says.

Get the Story:
Tribe's chefs go beyond traditions (The Boston Globe 7/25)

Relevant Links:
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe - http://mashpeewampanoagtribe.com