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#116483 11/24/03 07:38 PM
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In another post about special bird fat storage, I was reminded of Indian "pemmican" made from dried meat and berries, used on long trips. Searching for "pemmican" brought me to a site about Indian nutrition.
I was also reminded of Governor Bradford (my ancestor) learning from Indians to sow corn when the leaves on the white oaks were the size of a mouse's ear. Those Indians were smarter by far than a lot of palefaces who still think the phase of the moon is to be considered.
http://collections.ic.gc.ca/saskindian/a75aug3016.htm


#116484 11/25/03 11:27 AM
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Pemmican always reminds me of Arthur Ransome's Swallows and Amazons children's books. Wonderful books, but although I enjoyed them as a boy, I do wonder whether they, like Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn, really have more appeal for adults.


#116485 12/04/03 07:44 AM
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Oh yes. I remember reading them as a 10 year old and loving them. I saw them in the kids (sorry young adults) section of one of the bookshops here much to my astonishment.

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