Traveling Trunks from the Oregon Historical Society

Today we discovered more about the  Northern Paiute culture  by looking through trunks filled with artifacts and pictures . The contents helped us understand how these people survived through their knowledge of plants and animals of the region.

A slow match was used to carry fire as the people traveled to gather and hunt.

Goose feathers helped to balance arrows and were used for decoration.

Digging sticks made of deer antler and mountain mahogany were used to gather bitter root and other nutritious tubers.

Awls made from deer bones were used to create sewing holes in hides. Sinew and bone needles were the needle and thread.