[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] 17th Sunday As we had not meat enough to carry our Camp to winter Quarters it was thought wisdom for a company & Hunters to return back A few miles with some waggons to the Buffalo Herds & procure some more meat. Twelve of us returned back 10 miles with three waggons. A Lyman & myself was among the number.
We Pitched our camp in a little timber on a slew of water & we killed two Buffalo during the evening & brought in including butchers & teamsters there was about 20 of us & we were all Hungry & after cleaning the body of the meat from the bones our company roasted the bones, & for our supper & Breakfast we used up the bones of Both Buffaloes. It is almost incredible what amount of roasted Buffalo meat A Hungry man will eat without salt or bread & not make him sick. There is no other meat known that A man can eat as much of.
The hump bones of a fat Buffalo roasted is the most choice eating of any meat kind. The leg bones are also filled with marrow more Choice than Butter & yield a great quantity which we roasted & drank the melted marrow without bread. We should have made A delightful picture for An Artist to have drawn the seenery around our fireside.
After all had eaten to our full satisfaction we prepared to make our beds for the night. It was cold & blew a perfect gale. We made choice of A thicket of willows under A bank for our lodging place for the night. We lay down on the ground & covered ourselves over with our blankets & robes & had a good nights rest. 12.
[source: Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]
[Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]