Sign erected by the Province of British Columbia, Ministry of Transportation and Highways showing drawings of woman boiling water with stones, man cutting and drying fish, a coast salish (wooden serving bowl), and a carved horn spoon. Text: Food and Cooking of the Northwest Coast Indians. The rich Northwest Coast environment provided a variety of foods for the Indiana inhabitants. Fish, along with land and sea mammal meat, were the principal foods
Washing wheat, ca. 1900. These San Juan Pueblo women are using baskets in the water of an irrigation ditch to wash away dirt from the wheat. This was one of the many chores necessary to prepare food for the winter.