Mushrooms and Other Fungi
By passing down their knowledge through generations, the Nez Perce have been able to locate, recognize, harvest, and use various mushrooms as food. Dried mushrooms were soaked to reconstitute them and then were fried or boiled. They could also be dried for winter. Many mushrooms are fairly high in nutritional value. They provide small but meaningful amounts of calories, fiber, vitamin C, and minerals such as iron, copper, and zinc.
Did You Know?
The Nez Perce made hunting bows from the horn of the Big Horn Sheep, an animal that is native to their homeland.