PEMMICAN, a North American Indian (Cree) word for a meat prepared in such a way as to contain the greatest amoun of nourishment in the most compact form. As made by th< 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.
Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)