I've been off the grid for more than a week, mostly because I dedicated myself to remembering our traditional practices.
Last Monday, a few of us traveled back to Spangle, WA to gather camas. After Culture Week at the Wellpinit school, my friend and I agreed to make another pit oven so that I could see the process from beginning to end. Of course, it makes no sense to make an oven without food to cook. The trip to Spangle would provide the necessary ingredients for our project.
As we gathered, the drizzle just about drenched us, but we stayed long enough to get the roots we would need to cook in the oven.
Whitney in the camas field.
My friend Francis.