A Very Brief History of Barbeque
By: Lake E. High, Jr., President, SCBA
Note that Native Americans as depicted by La Moyne also cooked their food directly over a high source of heat when needed. Native Americans used high heat when it was called for but they had also learned the art of true barbeque, which was using a lower heat over a longer period of time and the use of smoke as an airborne marinade. They, of course, also knew how to use even less heat than in barbeque over longer periods of time when they preserved their meat by the "smoking" method.