The character Jhon Collector is a member of the Lakhota Nation. In order to bring authenticity to the stories featuring him I decided to research the history, the culture, and the food.
The Lakhota believe that food is sacred. Without food there is no life, and food is, therefore, given proper respect.
Over many years the Lakhota developed ways to obtain food where they lived. Men and women had separate, well-defined roles when it came to obtaining food.
The primary food source was American bison, which is an excellent source of low-fat protein. It was supplemented by other game, fish, fruits, and vegetables that were gathered or traded.
Because food is so important to the Lakhota it holds an equal place with customs, and from this many stories and ceremonies concerning Lakhota traditional have been created and perpetuated.