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Salish Bounty: Traditional Native American Foods of Puget Sound

Posted By Toyacoyah Brown October 7th, 2014 Last Updated on: October 7th, 2014

Photo courtesy of Warren King George

Photo courtesy of Warren King George

Coming soon to the Suquamish Museum, Salish Bounty: Traditional Native American Foods of Puget Sound; a traveling exhibit that connects archaeological and historical research about thousands of years of food traditions in the Puget Sound area to current efforts to revitalize these food traditions in the region.

Salish Bounty—comprised of historic photo images, map, and informative text printed on free-standing banners―reminds us that food isn't solitary; cooking and eating are things we do with other people and express our cultural history and values. The exhibit also includes a 4-minute audiovisual DVD offering archaeological insight to Coast Salish food resources spanning thousands of years along the Duwamish River.

Like other food traditions around the world, the revival of Coast Salish food embodies the reestablishment of more healthful and sustainable practices that honor land and community. For a local flare, host institutions are encouraged to display theme related objects from their own collections or directly from their area tribal communities.

Salish Bounty: Traditional Native American Foods of Puget Sound has been organized by the Burke Museum, University of Washington, with co-curators Warren King George (Muckleshoot/Upper Skagit Indian Tribe) and Elizabeth Swanaset (Nooksack/Cowichan/Laq'amel Tribes).

Photo courtesy of Warren King George

Photo courtesy of Warren King George

The Suquamish Museum is located in the heart of Suquamish Village on the Port Madison Indian Reservation in the state of Washington. For admissions info and directions please visit http://www.suquamishmuseum.org/.


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About Toyacoyah Brown

Toyacoyah Brown is an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation, currently living in Chicago. She received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. When she's not scouring the Internet for fun things to share with PowWows.com readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.



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