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I cannot say very much about the numbers of prisoners whom the Iroquois and
Huron brought back to their villages to be tortured and eaten. The Jesuit accounts
give the impression that the number of such prisoners was not very large.
throughout the year at which as many as 100 prisoners were sacrificed at a time,
the priests killed much larger numbers at intervals to commemorate major
historical events such as military victories, the coronation of a new king, or the
He discovered that the hungriest time of the year was the time of the year when
the fewest prisoners were eaten. Since "the biggest consumption of human meat
took place ... in the middle of the corn harvest," he concluded that the whole ...
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Good to eat: riddles of food and cultureUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Why are the world's food habits or "foodways,'' as Harris refers to them, so diverse? In this scholarly yet fast-paced and very readable work, anthropologist Harris argues that "major differences in ... Read full review
ONE Good to Think or Good to Eat?
TWO Meat Hunger
THREE The Riddle of the Sacred Cow
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