Biboon (Winter)

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Bison in Yellowstone Park

Biboon is the Ojibwe word for winter.  For many Native peoples, colder winter weather meant an increased need for heavier foods such as meat like venison & buffalo (and meat’s naturally occurring fat like lard) and complex starches and fiber found in sweet potatoes, winter squash and wild rice (and other foods which can be stored over the winter months). This might also include dried jerky (pemmican), dried berries, corn (hominy), and canned goods.

 

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