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The Pine Nut Harvest
In each scale of the pinecone of the pinyon pine tree, each scale of the pinecone held 2 pine nuts.In early Fall the pine cones would turn brown, then there ready to harvest. When they were harvested the boys climbed up the tree to shake them down. Men knocked down cones with long stickes. Children gathered up the pine into woven baskests.Women carried the heavy baskets back to the village.
The Bannock tribe has houses made of reed and roofed with grass mats,in winter they built small round lodges that were partley underground and they stayed in one place and kept adding on to there villiages.
Religion/Cultural Practices The Bannock believed that animal ancestors-wolf,coyote,rabbit,bear,and mountain lion-lived before the human age.They think that these animals were creator of the world.They believed that the animals had powers.Some were good,some were bad.Small long haired creatures that lured people to there death in springs or lakes and they ate children.Like many people (AKA) indians believed that animals could talk.Great Basin believed that flying animals (birds) were spirt,and would help the Great Basin.