"When you are starving......you can always survive with this trick:"
IIRC, second harvest is mentioned about the Coihuilticans in
_Indians of Texas_. (Guess this reference dates me.)
"Kyle Chamberlain has a good recipe for snakes and mice. Kyle's
technique is to impale them shish-ca-bob style on a willow stick and
roast them over an open fire. He claims they are great, guts, head and
all ( of course they taste like chicken). What is unusual here is the
fact that Kyle did this for 29 days straight (alone) in a
semi-wilderness area last summer. He started with a gallon of water, 2
lbs. of rice, clothes on his back, a wool blanket, pocket knife and a
tin can. His meals were catch as catch can. "
Also, see Farley Mowat, _Cry Wolf_. Mowat says one should eat eggs
with these mice, or one may become impotent. I've heard it said,
though, that Mowat never let the truth get in the way of a good story.
And, of course, dogs were routinely eaten in Antarctic exploration
- the liver leading to vitamen D poisoning in some cases.
"(account of the Donner party. Lee Olsen "
I know what my opinion is of refusing the Indians a share of the
food in the first place, but, like the cannibal said, if God didn't
mean man to be eaten, why did He make him of meat?