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January 1, 1951

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"The last time I ate human flesh, Falla, it was my little brother that I ate. I had loved him. He was always kind to me. The buttock, of course, is very good."






Roger Buliard


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"Well, Falla, we were hungry. Starving. We started to eat the fallen ones. The old people went pretty quickly. Soon there were only a few of us left. The last time I ate human flesh, Falla, it was my little brother that I ate. I had loved him. He was always kind to me."

"Tell me, grandma, is that kind of meat any good?"

"Oh, yes, Falla," she said promptly. "Very good."

"What part is the best?" I asked.

She looked at me in surprise, as though I had asked a stupid question. "Why, the buttock, of course," she said. "You should know that, Falla."

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Hutton distinguished ten different motives for the eating of human flesh — It may be a matter of piety towards the dead; it may be associated with some doctrine of reincarnation; or it may be actuated by some rather crude philosophy as to the nature of life, life-matter, or soul substance. A cannibal feast may be in the nature of a sacrament; it may be a kind of a judicial proceeding; or it may be merely instigated by anger and a desire for revenge. Human flesh may be eaten, or human blood drunk, merely medicinally, or as a result of exceptional limitation in the matter of diet, or under the dictate of hunger or for pure greed
Famine Foods
Foods that are depended upon during famines or when the preferred food isn't available. Generally, this means low quality plant foods, but could even be things like boiled leather skins used for clothing.
The Inuit lived for as long as 10,000 years in the far north of Canada, Alaska, and Greenland and likely come from Mongolian Bering-Strait travelers. They ate an all-meat diet of seal, whale, caribou, musk ox, fish, birds, and eggs. Their nutritional transition to civilized plant foods spelled their health demise.
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