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Terry Underhill                

LECTURE - INDIAN INFLUENCE AND SOME PLANTS OF N.W.AMERICA

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Camassia quamash - Camas - an important bulb in the diet of Indians.

 

"The way of life of the North American Indians revolved around an appreciation of all things living, and they often thanked a creature or plant before killing it, uprooting, picking or cooking. Often nomadic and self-sufficient, the way they used plants, many of which are now grown for ornament in modern gardens, make fascinating stories."

                                

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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