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Kristin Butler


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Harvesting and Consuming the Prehistoric, Eel-like Lamprey

Culture

Harvesting and Consuming the Prehistoric, Eel-like Lamprey

Indigenous people have hand-wrestled writhing lampreys out of Willamette Falls for thousands of years. Plunging hands into the falls’ powerful flow, they pull eel-like, three-toothed lampreys from surging waters. To grip the slithering lamprey, hunters wear textured gloves. Lampreys don’t only look prehistoric, they’ve thrived in Pacific waters for million...
Why Pipestone National Monument in Minnesota Is Worth a Visit

Travel

Why Pipestone National Monument in Minnesota Is Worth a Visit

Discover hidden gems in Minnesota’s valley of the famous red stone, Pipestone National Monument, including sacred quarries and Winnewissa Falls. A spiritual resource to many American Indians, catlinite or “pipestone” has been harvested by Plains Indians in Pipestone, Minnesota, for centuries to make ceremonial pipes. Today, only people of ancestry...