I killed a small black pheasant near the quamash grounds this evening which is the first I have seen below the snowy region.
For the present, it was thought best to return to quamash flats.
The name is derived from quamash, the Indian name for these plants.
Hither also the tribes from the Rocky Mountains brought down horses, bear-grass, quamash, and other commodities of the interior.
In early summer the best forage is on the warm hill-sides where the quamash and the Indian turnip grow.
For "quamash" read "camass," an edible root much prized by the Nez Perces then and now.
And the quamash beds in May sang a perfect chorus when the wind was right: "quamash beds, quamash beds."
In early summer the best forage is on the warm hillsides where the quamash and the Indian turnip grow.
The pale blue flowers of the quamash gave to the level country the appearance of a blue lake.
Camas (quamash) is a bulbous root much used for food by the Indians of the Columbia.