From page 25 of "An Englishman's Travels In America" by John Benwell 1857.
"trappers arrived from the Upper Missouri in two boats, which were loaded
with buffalo and other furs. The stalwart look of these hardy
mountaineers proved the hardening effect of their mode of life. They
were brawny fellows of a ruddy brown complexion, of the true Indian hue,
and habited in skins. These men, I ascertained, had been in the
mountains for four or five years, during which time they had subsisted
entirely on Buffalo and other meat, bread not being used or cared for.
Their healthy look under such circumstances completely shook my faith in
the Brahminical vegetarian theory, and goes far, I think, to prove that
man was intended by his Maker to be a carnivorous animal."
Last edited by spskins; 10-23-2011 at 08:58 PM.
You lousy kids! Get off my savannah!
I was staying in a cabin in AR last week and stocked up my kindle on free books. This was one of them. It was an interesting read, but when I got to this section I was like "YES!". I like how, being British, he was also exposed to Brahminical vegetarianism and thinks to contrast it to the all buffalo diet.
Taking lessons from natives served Amundsen as well.
Wheat is the new tobacco. Spread the word.
Read, "The Journals of Lewis and Clark" for a fascinating similar type of account of diet and health. Nice find.
If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/ and this (personal fave): http://www.archevore.com/get-started/