Thursday, October 7, 2010

Acorns Fed Lewis & Clark

Excerpted from William Clark's expedition journal, as excerpted here:

"We got from those people a few pounded roots, fish and acorns of the white oak. Those acorns they make use of as food, and inform us they procure them of the natives who live near the falls below, which place they all describe by the term Timm."

By "those people" Clark was referring to the Yakama (the preferred spelling of the Nation) and the Wanapam near present day Yakima, WA.  Acorn meal was probably a welcome change from the Corp of Discovery's typical diet of meat, meat and meat. With meat for dessert.

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