Featured Photo: Pinyon Pine Cones Contain a Sacred Staple, Pine Nuts

Featured Photo: Pinyon Pine Cones Contain a Sacred Staple, Pine Nuts

By: 
ICTMN Staff
10/27/16

 

In September, members of several Shoshone bands came together in a steep-walled mountain valley in central Nevada to collect the protein- and nutrient-rich pine nuts that were at one time the mainstay of their diet.

While some took hold of long sticks to knock the sticky green cones off the top of the pinyon trees, others gathered fallen branches to chop firewood so they could later roast the cones to release the sweet, creamy nuts.

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