California Athabascan Groups

California Athabascan Groups

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"[...]years there would be a hard winter, but she could remember only one when people actually starved to death. In February or March the spring salmon run began, and after that the danger of starvation was past. At about this time the grass began to grow again, and the first clover was eaten ravenously because of the dearth of greens during the winter. The herb-gathering and salmon-fishing activity lasted until the spring rains ended in April or May, when the people left their villages on the salmon streams and scattered out into the hills for the summer. Usually only a few families would stay together during the summer, while the men hunted deer, squirrels, and other animals and the women gathered clover, seeds, roots, and nuts. Food was most plentiful at this season, and the places visited varied with[...]."show more

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  • Paperback | 172 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 236g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507549288
  • 9781507549285