Foods of Great Basin

Depending on where they lived, Great Basin tribes, Pauite, Shoshone, Utes and Washoes consumed roots, bulbs, seeds, nuts (especially acorns and pinons), berries (chokecherries, service berries), grasses, cattails, ducks, rabbits, squirrels, antelope, beavers, deer, bison, elk, lizards, insects, grubs and fish (salmon, sturgeon, perch, trout in the Snake and Columbia Rivers and tributaries), in addition to the larvae and pupae of brine shrimp.

Taken from Devon A. Mihesuah, Recovering Our Ancestors’ Gardens: Indigenous Recipes and Guide to Diet and Fitness (University of Nebraska Press, 2005)