Take one buffalo. Skin. Cut the meat in thin strips and
sun-dry on racks (takes several days to dry). When meat is
dry, pound it into a coarse meal. Set aside.
Break and boil bones of buffalo. Skim off fat and extract
the marrow from the bones. Render all fat from buffalo in
cauldron (or in hide-lined pit in ground with hot stones).
Pound choke cherries into coarse meal. Retain seeds and
When buffalo fat becomes liquified, add meat, fat, and
cherries. Place mixture into bladder or water-tight skin
containers (parfleches) and seal (sew shut).
NOTE: This mixture has been know to last for as long as 80