Cooking Over A Buffalo Chip Fire!

The buffalo was an essential part of Native American life, used in everything from religious rituals to teepee construction.  Watch and learn with this great video from the History Channel: http://www.history.com/topics/westward-expansion/videos#the-buffalo-and-native-americans

Since we are cooking with buffalo dung, lets learn about how buffalo were nearly brought to extinction with this History Channel video: http://www.history.com/shows/america-the-story-of-us/videos/american-buffalo?m=5189719baf036&s=All&f=1&free=false

Dung

ABOVE: Even after the Oregon Trail era, settlers in Nebraska used buffalo and cow dung to cook with—because the dried chips burned so well. Read more about it here: http://www.america101.us/trail/buffalo.html

Read about what it was like at a pioneer campsite from around 6:00pm to 9:00 pm, which is when most crashed for the night: http://www.america101.us/trail/Camping.html

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