Seed Eaters and Cold Dwellers
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 42° 40.369 W 118° 41.471
11T E 361423 N 4725869
History sign about the Northern Paiutes on Steens Mountain. The sign located off the Steens Mountain Loop Road at the Big Indian Grorge VP.
Waymark Code: WMAWQV
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 03/04/2011
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
Views: 2

Marker Name: Seed Eaters and Cold Dwellers
Marker Text: Northern Paiutes, who call themselves “Nomo” or “The People”, have long occupied Steens Mountain.
The mountain, including places like Big Indian, were frequented by two Paiute bands, the Wada Toke (wada seed eaters) and their southern neighbors, the Tsosa’ odo twuviwarai (cold dwellers).
The Paiutes followed a seasonal round. During the spring, they broke winter camp along the Blitzen Valley, and progressed up the mountain. Summertime was spent gathering, hunting and fishing in Big Indian and other canyons. At the coming of fall, upon completing their seasonal round, they move to their winter grounds, near water at the lower elevations.
Today, the Northern Paiute still utilize the natural resources found within the area.

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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