Friday, June 20, 2014

Friday Photo: Drying Meat

Montana Historical Society Photograph Archives, 981-032
This Northern Cheyenne family dried meat in the traditional manner. They sliced it thin, salted it, and hung it on a rack. The meat would have been carefully turned over every day so that it dried evenly. When it was ready to eat, it might have been roasted or boiled with bacon for flavor. L. A. Huffman snapped the photo in 1896.

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