Would you like to be in a family that gathers food all day? The Nez Perce people did just that. They didn’t go far from their fishing villages. Kouse were bulb-like roots that taste like turnips. They also dug other roots and picked berries.
killed small animals for food. They hunted elk and antelope on
foot. They also hunted moose, bear, and the prized buffalo.
was a recognized food. The salmon was caught in the summer supplied
about ninety percent of the tribe’s food needs for the whole year! They
also caught trout in the Snake River.