The Gift of the Bitterroot

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The Gift of the Bitterroot was developed by the Salish Kootenai College Tribal History Project and tells the traditional story of a time of famine and how the compassion and sorrow of a good woman brings about the creation of the bitterroot plant.

Available in paperback only.  Johnny Arlee, The Gift of the Bitterroot.  Ilustrations by Antoine Sandoval.  2008

The Gift of the Bitterroot was developed by the Salish Kootenai College Tribal History Project and tells the traditional story of a time of famine and how the compassion and sorrow of a good woman brings about the creation of the bitterroot plant. And though it originally came to save the people from starvation, the people came to love its bitter taste. In addition to the story, the book includes a brief description of the cultural significance of bitterroot for the Salish and Pend O'reille People.