California Indian Digging Stick

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    A common tool used by most California native peoples. Europeans observed them in use harvesting bulbs, roots, and corms, and consequently nicknamed the Indians as "Diggers". In 1827 Mountain Man Jedediah Smith had a run-in with two Washo women who charged him with digging sticks in hand when he inadvertently surprised them. In this video I harvest and process a Purplehead corm, also called a "Squaw Potato".

     
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