The Cree: Mysterious Winter Months

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The Cree depended on the land for their source of food. They hunted animals (moose,deer, caribou, etc.) and birds (ducks, geese, etc.) for their source of protein, they also fished if they lived close to the water. Their diet did not only contain animal meat, however, they also had nuts, berries, and vegetables.During the long, cold Winter months, food was extremely limited. Animals went away to hibernate and the Cree’s dependence on the land began to decrease. To beat the winter months, the Cree dried, smoked, or salted the meat to preserve it over the treacherous winter months. The berries however, were dried like the meat to be preserved during the winter months. The Cree used their dried items to make a mashed up mixture of dried meat,
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