Through research I have found some important information about Sioux food. The Sioux were hunters and gatherers. They collected and ate various types of fruit like choke-berries as well as potatoes, nuts, and other fruits. The Sioux also grew corn. They hunted rabbit, buffalo, deer, elk, and birds. They also made pemmican, a meat jerky type of food. The reason for eating the way they did was because they were adapting to the conditions on the move.
This recipe, from Gary Night Owl, makes the Pemmican snack that the Sioux carried with them.
How to make 10 pounds of Pemmican using modern methods:
Grind five pounds of dried meat to meal-like consistency
Mix with one pound of raisins and
1/2 pound brown sugar
Stir into four pounds of melted fat
(I prefer blueberries or blackberries over raisins - it was the old way.)
Pemmican cakes were traditionally kept in rawhide bags. Canvas or suede bags work quite well. They also freeze well.
Eat Pemmican cakes raw or fried.