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Flandreau Santee Sioux students use bison as a food source
Posted: Friday, January 13, 2012
Young members of the
Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe
of South Dakota are learning how to rely on bison, one of the primary sources of food for their ancestors.
The tribe maintains its own herd but considered selling some animals to lower the costs. That's when the
South Dakota State University
suggested introducing the bison to students at
Flandreau Indian School
The youth are now learning how to prepare food with bison. “I make basic stuff: tacos, enchiladas, spaghetti, lasagna,” senior told the Associated Press.
Bison meat is less fatty than beef.
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