pemmican, its principal component, is made of buffalo flesh, which fully equals (some think greatly excels) beef.
pemmican was in plenty, and the redmen kept the hunting-grounds in peace.
Melting some snow, we drank the icy liquid as an eye-opener, and began our ration of a half-pound boulder of pemmican.
They picked up all the pemmican and biscuit that was still eatable.
Because of the need of fuel economy we now cut our pemmican with an axe.
Some remains of food were drawn out, and a case a quarter full of pemmican.
In the pouches of the caribou coat was only pemmican; but my hand crushed against a softness in the inner waistcoat.
pemmican was also made by drying the meat and pulverizing it.
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.
Thankful indeed all Consolidated pemmican stores safely loaded.
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."