TRIBE TO TABLE is more than a brand… we are a community. Through established relationships with over 50 tribes across North America, we bring the tribes to your table, your household, your closet, and to those we love most – our dogs and cats!
This is Native American food. This is real food.
It is no mystery that food cultivation has evolved throughout the centuries, to such a degree that we would barely recognize the practices of the past. ALL food was organic, sustainable, and real. The evolution of mass production and focus on quantity over quality during the 20th century created a multitude of complex problems. Profits over people became the norm, instead of the exception to it. Now, we must create solutions. The shift is happening around us – more and more people are becoming aware of their impacts on the planet, the plants, the animals, and each other.
The way to change things for the better, is to change our choices for the better. While some may argue against its effectiveness, we have clearly seen conscious consumerism effecting the choices that producers make in effort to meet the demand for more conscious products.
The native people of the Americas have remained strong through genocide, theft, and neglect.
“Native Americans are killed in police encounters at a higher rate than any other racial or ethnic group, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Yet rarely do these deaths gain the national spotlight.” – CNN.
They have held strong to their traditions and the ways of their ancestors. Wild rices from the Ojibwe, grown the way they have been for generations. Blue corn from seeds saved longer then anyone can recall.
Wild salmon harvested by the Nisqually, Chinook, Tillamook and other Pacific Northwest tribes. Shrimp from the Mayans. Through conscious consumerism we support tribes across the Americas while providing sustainable, natural, wild foods.
In the Yucatan, deep amidst the jungle and ancient ruins, we have assembled a collective of talented Mayan artisans, who carry on their family’s traditions by weaving clothing and accessories, hammocks, chairs, bedding, pillows and much more. The Tribe to Table collective has chosen to adopt one change from tradition – ALL OF OUR MATERIALS ARE RECYCLED.
Including our pet toys and accessories.
Which brings me to the pet food.
Pet food has evolved throughout the years. The very type of wild salmon that are caught for our fillets and treats were once fed to the dogs of fisherman! In fact, a domestic dog’s diet would have been a combination of human food and scrounging until recent history. In 1860 a salesman named James Spratt gave the leftover hard tack or “ship’s biscuits” from his incoming shipment to the dogs at the dock. Their hasty go at the biscuits inspired Spratt’s Patent Meal Fibrine Dog Cakes. The cakes were a hit in England, so he brought them to the states in 1870. This inspired other dog loving entrepreneurs at the time and in the 1880s, the company that would become the largest dog biscuit brand still today was born when Milkbones become the first to hit shelves nationwide in 1931. Kibble was invented in 1908 but canned dog food was the most popular – consuming almost 90% of the market until the start of WWII. With the new war, cans could no longer be used for dog food – so the market shifted to kibble. Today, the practices of pet food companies make headlines for being less than desirable and more people are making their pet’s food a priority. Thusly, “Better than Dog Food” and “Better than Cat Food” was born.
“Better than Dog Food” and “Better than Cat Food” is just that – better than dog and cat food, because its not dog or cat food – it’s human food, for your pet. Never dyed or bleached, free of preservatives, free of fillers, free of GMOs – just as nature intended.
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