Plateau Indians (Native America) by Craig A. Doherty

By Craig A. Doherty

"Plateau Indians", from the hot 10-volume set "Native America", tells the heritage and tradition of the Plateau Indians. This publication starts off with a short set advent that discusses a number of the large heritage and topics stumbled on through the Plateau Indian tradition, in addition to explains the idea that of tradition components to scholars. Narrative textual content of the chapters is interspersed with a number of field gains that spotlight very important humans, occasions, and themes, in addition to sidebars. This publication additionally incorporates a timeline, an inventory of museums and websites on the topic of those tribes, additional examining, and an index.

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Arrowheads wearing an elaborately beaded robe in this portrait ca. and spear points were made using 1871–1907. (National Archives and Records Administration) flint, chert (a type of quartz), and obsidian. Plateau people would often trade for stone not available to them but needed for tools. More common stones such as basalt and granite were fashioned into hammers and pestles, which were used to grind roots, nuts, and meats. Stones were also used in sweat lodges and for cooking. Soups and stews were cooked by adding very hot stones from a fire to a waterproof basket or a bark bowl.

After the bulbs were cooked and dried, they could be ground into flour. Camas bulbs and flour were valuable on the Plateau. The flour, like other ground foods, could later be added to stews and soups. Camas flour was also combined with dried deer or elk meat and berries. All the ingredients were then mixed with animal fat or fish oil to make a highly nutritious and portable food called pemmican. Indians of the Plateau region would often eat camas, the bulb of a wild lily, which could be baked and ground into fine flour and mixed with other foods to make a nutritious food called pemmican.

Bigger houses, however, were more common, and the largest were 20 or more feet wide and up to 100 feet long. Once the pit was dug, it was often lined with rocks to make the walls. A frame of wooden posts was then erected to support the roof. The roof was covered with a variety of materials depending on their availability. Hand-hewn wooden planks were a common building material used by the Indians of the northwestern coastal area. These materials were adopted by some Plateau tribes that lived on the lower reaches of the Columbia and Fraser Rivers and had contact with coastal tribes.

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