Food from the Land
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 43° 17.641 W 118° 58.450
11T E 339856 N 4795358
This history sign is located on Ore. Hwy. 205 at the junction with Double O Road.
Waymark Code: WMAVKC
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 02/27/2011
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 2

This is one of three history signs at this locations.
Marker Name: Food from the Land
Marker Text: Edible Plants of the Northern Paiute People
When we look across these sagebrush covered hills and grassy meadows we see scenic open space. The Northern Paiute People saw something more -- a natural supermarket offering fresh foods in season. WHile the Paiutes’ main source of protein came from game animals such as yellow bellied marmots, ground squirrels, rabbits, salmon, and deer, a variety of edible plants helped round out their diets. Young shoots were sweetest and most tender in early spring and provided a welcome fresh addition when food stores were very low. Fall brought a bounty of fruits, berries, and seeds. These were eaten fresh and dried to store for the winter ahead. Many Northern Paiute People living in this region today still visit lands such as these to harvest edible plants and celebrate their enduring cultural traditions.

Historic Topic: Native American

Group Responsible for placement: BLM

Marker Type: Roadside

Region: Eastern Oregon

County: Harney

State of Oregon Historical Marker "Beaver Board": Not listed

Web link to additional information: Not listed

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