Lewis and Clark Adventure, Bitterroot (No. 723B)
|Price||USD $5.00 for single pattern|
|Designer||Judy Lyon (1272 sets)|
|Dimensions||12.2" x 12"|
|Theme||botanical sports and outdoors|
This pattern is available in these sets
|Lewis and Clark Blocks||12 patterns||USD $22.00|
Bitterroot - Lewisia Redivia, was a popular food among the Shoshone but Lewis found the foots "nauseous to [his] palate." It was later named the start flower of Montana. After near starvation crossing the mountains, the party was welcomed and given dried salmon and Samas roots by the Nez Pierce Indians. They became sick, probably from eating too much. For the remainder of the journey they were careful not to eat "old salmon" again.