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Yosemite’s South Dome and Paiute Indian Acorn caches; A window into Yosemite’s past

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John P. Soule


We wanted to share this stereograph photo by John P. Soule taken in Yosemite Valley in 1870. The photo is of “Piute” acorn caches with uhmachas on the side. In the background is South Dome shrouded in clouds.


John P. Soule stereograph


Up close of the photo; you can see the acorn caches are up high and in the forefront the Park was in serious need of grass maintenance.



Title; “South Dome, and Paiute Indian Caches, or Storehouse for Acorns”




Chief Tenaya was the founder of the Paiute colony of Ahwanhee - Dr. Lafayette H. Bunnell.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/30/2012 07:51PM by Yosemite_Indian.
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