John Muir


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53 the stones & parts of jutting rocks overlooking deep eddies are worn smooth by Indians feet in spearing. They also catch in traps when the salmon are weak after spawning The [lodges] of are all salmon scented in a terrible degree, they build lodges of all places when salmon abundant & in open levels where [acorns] are abundant 2 species of trout also [ ] McCloud Indians well fed fish 4 species of acorns very abundant blackoak 3 white oaks besides live oak hazelnuts plums, cherry, blackberries, gooseberries

54 shadberries, grapes [ ] besides manzanita wh [which] is made into meal & wine. Their camps are circular like those of the diggers & stired with dried & smoked salmon all around not regularly but stuck into every chink or piled in heaps like firewood also acorns, implements, skins all in one rubbish heap when their [huts] become too dirty they burn them & move to a new place & allow the clearing & repairing forces of nature to mend as they may Their burying grounds are very much like old camp grounds. They are

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