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Access to Food and the Biological Standard of Living: Perspectives on the Nutritional Status of Native Americans

  • John Komlos

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    (The Institute of Economic History, Department of Economics, University of Munich)

The Nutritional status of the plains Indians was relatively high because they lived close to a rich supply of proteins: the bison. Same patterns can be observed in other pre- and early-industrial societies.

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Publication status: published in American Economic Review, 2003, 90 (1), 252-255
Handle: RePEc:ehb:komart:1
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  1. Bodenhorn, Howard, 1999. "A Troublesome Caste: Height and Nutrition of Antebellum Virginia's Rural Free Blacks," The Journal of Economic History, Cambridge University Press, vol. 59(04), pages 972-996, December.
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