“Among the Cahuilla, plants were not viewed simply as objects which might or might not be useful to man, but as living beings with whom one could communicate and interact….Plants, like any life form, were therefore treated with respect.”- Temalpakh, by Lowell John Bean and Katherine Siva Saubel

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Mesquite (pictured), agave, pinyon, and oak were 4 staple plants that provided a reliable source of food and nutrients for Indigenous People. Photo courtesy of S.J. & Jessie Quinney Library on Flickr

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