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Traveling exhibit at Lynden museum explores traditional foods of Puget Sound natives

DEAN KAHN The_Bellingham_Herald


LYNDEN - A new traveling exhibit at Lynden Pioneer Museum is small in size but it deals with a big issue: the importance of what people eat and where their food comes from.The "Salish Bounty" exhibit was put together by the Burke Museum at the University of Washington. It's the first such presentation to land in Whatcom County since Burke's traveling exhibit program began six years ago.The exhibit's subtitle, "Traditional Native American Foods of Puget Sound," makes the focus clear. Long before the current push to "eat local," traditional Salish tribes in the Puget Sound area, including the Lummis and Nooksacks, consumed in one fashion or another more than 280 species of plants and animals.

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