Advisor

Wayne Suttles

Date of Award

1-1-1978

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (M.A.) in Anthropology

Department

Anthropology

Physical Description

1 online resource (2, vii, 132 pages)

Subjects

Paiute Indians, Ethnobotany -- Oregon -- Harney Valley

DOI

10.15760/etd.480

Abstract

Native plants still play an important part in the lives of some American Indians. This thesis describes recent foraging practices which persist among the Harney Valley Paiute, a group of Northern Paiute Indians which formerly occupied all of Harney Valley in southeastern Oregon. The field research was conducted from 1973 to 1978. The traditional seasonal harvest round is described as well as the identification, habitat, distribution, and seasonality of forty-one plant species. Native plant use, subsistence and the role of plants, foraging techniques, implements, processing, preservation, intertribal relations, trade patterns, and tribal movements are also presented.

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Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/4550

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