Until 200 years ago the ancestors of today's bush land people lived
solely on food resources of the land.
Traditional food supplies are still available, but most of the food
consumed today in the northern bush land is purchased from commercial food
stores. This is generally augmented by wild meat and fish, whether the
people live in the bush or in towns and villages.
In the northern bush land, the main criterion for food choice is its
availability. If a number of country foods were abundant, the people chose
their particular foods on the basis of taste and flavor.
Reprinted from Bush Land People with permission of the author.
Copyright Terry Garvin 1992-2002.