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The hunters have been coming in during the past few days from their third and last trip of this season. This is what is commonly known as the “green meat party,”—those who go for fresh, in contradistinction from dried meat and pemmican. They have only been three weeks away, and have come in heavily laden with “cow’s meat.” We are happy to hear of such abundance. Our grain crop is rather scrimp this year, and it is well that the meat provisions are plentiful. This will still further depress the farmers’ market, which is low already. Scarcely any beef, mutton or pork can be sold, as it is, although prices are at the lowest possible. Flour is the only article that is saleable. Red River has never been better cleared of money than at present.
Nor’Wester, November 1, 1861, page 2.
Compiled by Lawrence Barkwell Coordinator of Metis Heritage and History Research Louis Riel Institute