What does the word pemmican mean?

Usage examples for pemmican

  1. Have had our evening meal of travel- rations; pemmican, biscuits, and tea and condensed milk, which was eaten with a relish. – A Negro Explorer at the North Pole by Matthew A. Henson Commentator: Robert E. Peary Booker T. Washington
  2. I slept three hours among them, and afterwards went back to the tavern, and had some biscuits of which I opened a new tin, with some ham, jam and apples, of which I made a good meal, for my pemmican was gone. – The Purple Cloud by M.P. Shiel