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PEMMICAN

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Originally appearing in Volume V21, Page 83 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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PEMMICAN, a North American Indian (Cree) word for a meat prepared in such a way as to contain the greatest amount of nourishment in the most compact form. As made by the Indians it was composed of the lean parts of the meat, dried in the sun., and pounded or shredded and mixed into a paste with melted fat. It is flavoured with acid berries. If kept dry it will keep for an indefinite time, and is thus particularly service-able in arctic or other explorations.
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