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Lynnae Sowers

1997 Research


Abstract: Ethnobotany of Native Americans in the Channeled Scablands of Washington Prior to the mid 1800's
Mentor: Dr. John A. Ross, Anthropology and Dr. Jerry Galm, Anthropology


The Native Americans of the Channeled Scablands of Eastern Washington, (area map enclosed), were hunters and gatherers receiving their nutrition from the plants and animals that were readily available. This area has a wide variety of seasonal changes that forced the people to gather, preserve, and store food. This paper is based on the lifestyle of the Native Americans prior to the onset of European influence in the mid 1800's.

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