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A Natural History of Tahoma

RSVPed Attending Tahoma and Its People: A Natural History of Mount Rainier National Park

Presented by Jeff Antonelis-Lapp.

Learned that:

  • indigenous people have been going to Tahoma (Mt. Rainier) for 9000 years, mostly to hunt and gather high alpine plants like huckleberry
  • one of the key pieces of archaeological evidence for indigenous use is rock chippings from arrowheads and tools being sharpened
  • sediment deposition in rivers flowing from glacial melt has tripled compared to the past

By Tracy Durnell

Writer and designer in the Seattle area. Freelance sustainability consultant. Reach me at tracy.durnell@gmail.com. She/her.

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