lean pickings on the plains
\”In the spring, when the fish were spawning, the natives left their winter camps to build light villages at coastal locations and waterfalls. In March they caught smelt in nets and weirs, moving about in birchbark canoes….
In December when the snows began they recombined in winter camps in sheltered locations, where they built or reconstructed long houses. February and March were lean times. They relied on cached food, especially in southern New England. Northerners had a policy of going hungry for several days at a time. It is hypothesized that this policy kept the population down according to Liebig’s law. The northerners were food gatherers only.\”
David Thomas: vocals; Jim Jones: guitar, bass, organ; Steve Mehlman: drums; Tom Herman: guitar, bass, piano: Michele Temple: bass, guitar, organ; Robert Wheeler: synthesizer; theremin; organ
photograph in the public domain.
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