How to make pemmican - Native American Projects
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How to make Pemmican

Making Pemmican
Making Pemmican

Our word "pemmican" comes from the Cree word "pimikan". Pemmican was a sort of energy bar: not great food, but a lot of fat and sugar and protein to keep you going in winter or if you were traveling or working hard. This is how you make pemmican:

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