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One of a series of booklets that record the traditions of the Shuswap people of the Kamloops region of British Columbia. "Hunters depended mainly on the results of their hunting to get food while they were away from camp. They made kettles, for boiling or storing water, out of spruce bark or a cleaned deer stomach. These were placed near the fire, and had hot rocks added to them to cook the meat" (p. 18).
The author provides pictures and descriptions of the plants used by West Coast Native peoples. Turner also describes the etiquette involved in the way each plant was prepared and eaten, including the songs sung at the gatherings where plants were served.