pemmican, its principal component, is made of buffalo flesh, which fully equals (some think greatly excels) beef.
I bent down the tree, and found the large piece of pemmican.
Melting some snow, we drank the icy liquid as an eye-opener, and began our ration of a half-pound boulder of pemmican.
pemmican was in plenty, and the redmen kept the hunting-grounds in peace.
Because of the need of fuel economy we now cut our pemmican with an axe.
They picked up all the pemmican and biscuit that was still eatable.
In the pouches of the caribou coat was only pemmican; but my hand crushed against a softness in the inner waistcoat.
Some remains of food were drawn out, and a case a quarter full of pemmican.
Then I gave the horse his last ration of oats, and I ate the last of the pemmican that the Ree scouts had given me.
pemmican was also made by drying the meat and pulverizing it.
1791, from Cree (Algonquian) /pimihka:n/ from /pimihke:w/ "he makes grease," from pimiy "grease, fat." Lean meat, dried, pounded and mixed with congealed fat and ground berries and formed into cakes used on long journeys. Also used figuratively for "extremely condensed thought or matter."