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Way of Life
Something that added to the uniqueness of the Métis nation was that, as the children of mainly Aboriginal women and French men, they were able to become middlemen in the fur trade. They could speak the languages of the various groups involved and were able to fit into the worlds of both Aboriginal people and Europeans. They were also excellent buffalo hunters.
The Métis ate food they could get by hunting and fishing, like buffalo, deer, moose, elk, prairie chickens, rabbits, ducks, geese and fish. They also gathered berries. Pemmican, made from dried crushed meat, was an important food because it was easy to take on hunting trips and did not go bad.
The Métis also made a type of bread called bannock.
4 cups of flour
Recipe taken from the Alberta Métis Historical Society Website: http://epe.lac-bac.gc.ca/100/205/301/ic/cdc/albertametis/lifestyle/food.htm.