The first was a shrub of the kind called "camas," which thrives even in lands unfit for culture.
A May snowstorm whitened the camas meadows and melted again.
We proceeded over the plain about twenty miles, and halted until daylight, on a fine spring, flowing into camas Creek.
So did camas, and the two rushed into the water and began their swim of hate.
Here my people gather the kouse and the camas; here we take the beaver; and yonder, see, a door in the mountains.
The Shoshone of this area took part in root gathering and festivities every summer on camas Prairie.
In most years camas Prairie served as the marshalling grounds for the annual buffalo hunt.
Similarly, many went—probably as individual families and camp groups—to camas Prairie for summer root digging.
It digs up the camas roots, wild onions, and an occasional luckless woodchuck or gopher.
When the salmon runs had ended, many of the Lemhi people went to camas Prairie.