Traditional Coast Salish foods list
This is an excerpt from the Salish Bounty exhibit created by the Burke Museum in 2012.
Traditional Coast Salish Foods
Stories from the ancestors and the archeological record agree: Native Coast Salish peoples had an incredibly diverse knowledge about the food plants and animals of this region.
Archaeological sites around Puget Sound have found more than 280 plants, birds, mammals, fish, reptiles, shellfish and other marine life used as traditional Coast Salish cuisine. Testimony and knowledge from Coast Salish Elders, hunters, fishermen, and gatherers has confirmed and added many more foods to that list.