Acorns Were Not Always Bitter

October 2005
News from Native California;Fall2005, Vol. 19 Issue 1, p25
This article presents a legend about the bitter taste of acorns. According to Cahuilla oral literature, acorns were not always bitter. It is said that two powerful shamans had an argument. One of them caused all acorns to become bitter to harm the other shaman. Since that time it has been necessary for Cahuilla to leach their acorns.


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