Blackfoot people ate buffalo, deer, moose and mountain sheep.
They boiled, roasted or dried the buffalo meat. They also ate a fish
called salmon and the only fowl they ate was duck.
|Blackfoot ate plants like
pumpkins, sunflowers, corn, squash and sweet seed. The women
gathered the berries and other wild plants. Food was plentiful and easy
to get. Some of the Blackfoot's special plants are cranberries,
blueberries, saskatoon berries, and pinon nut. Wild rice was good with
duck or in venison stews.
|The Blackfoot had no grains to
make cereal or bread. They used pemmican as a staple in their diet in
the same way that other tribes used cereal or bread. The women pounded
some of the meat into small pieces and mixed it with fat and berries to
make this nutritious food.