I am embarrassed to tell you that I had no idea that the term “Squaw” in reference to Squaw Bread (a classic brown bread made with wheat, rye and molasses) is a derogatory term. So for any and all who I offended by naming my new grain-free brown bread recipe with that term, I sincerely apologize. It was not meant to offend anyone, but was simply my own ignorance in not being aware of the true, original meaning of the term.
I am of course SO thankful that a kind reader took the time to let me know in such a loving and grace-filled way, so I could apologize to you all and also change the name of this grain-free bread to Classic Sweet Brown Bread.
It’s particularly embarrassing to me since my own heritage includes my dear great-great grandmother who was a beautiful Cherokee woman from West Virginia. I fondly remember her daughter (my great grandma) telling me so many wonderful stories about her. And in fact, I am the only person in my family with brown eyes, which I attribute to my great great grandma.
So please accept my sincere apologies for using this term in ignorance. I also apologize for the extra step for those looking for the recipe, but I simple had to rename this bread, including the URL, so the links I provided previously in my emails to readers would instead lead to this page where I could offer both a heartfelt apology and also a way to redirect you to the recipe, which now has a more appropriate name.
With lots of thanksgiving for your grace and forgiveness, and of course the mercy and grace of Our Savior who’s blood continually cleanses us! In Him, Kelly 🙂