BUFFALOES FLEEING BEFORE A PRAIRIE FIRE.
(From the painting by F. A. Verner, R.C.A.)
Buffalo When fresh meat was not to be had they
Meat. ate " pemmican." This was buffalo meat dried, ground to powder, and made solid with melted fat. Stored in bags made from skins of the beasts, it was often kept for years, and though it sometimes tasted like " bad tallow," it was said to be wholesome. It was easily carried and convenient for travellers, and was very useful in the early days of the colony.