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Samoan Material Culture

Varieties and use

Varieties and use

There is so much detail in connection with foods that it is advisable to deal with each article separately. Foods divide naturally into flesh and vegetable foods.

Flesh foods consist of pork, fowl, certain wild birds, turtle, fish, crustaceans, and shellfish. Pork forms the most desired food, and on all festive and ceremonial occasions, it is regarded as essential. Fish, however, is the staple flesh food. In olden times the dog was eaten and, on occasion, man.