Native Cooking

Really Good Rabbit


Last updated 4/8/2020 at 3:07pm


Rabbit, known as Mahtigwessin the Micmac language, is one of the small game that has been a staple of the Native diet. In rural areas, even today, beaver, ground hog, squirrel, raccoon and porcupine are hunted for food. They-along with their game bird cousins: wild turkey, pheasant, duck, quail, goose and others-still provide tasty dining. Many of these are available in commercial form at your market or butcher. Rabbit is one type of game now raised domestically.

This is a far cry from the tough times when my mother and grandmother would send my uncles out to hunt "dinner." They would brin...

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