Living off the land

American Indians live off the land near White Mountain, Calif.

The San Gorgonio Chapter, Sierra Club, will learn about the sustainable way of life lived by American Indians during its next meeting at 7:30 p.m. at the San Bernardino County Museum, 2024 Orange Tree Lane, Redlands.

Walter Roth will present a program titled: “Living Off the Land: How Local Indians Survived.”

“Indians had a sustainable way of life. They lived here for thousands of years utilizing nothing but what could be found in nature. It took superb skill, keen observation, and an encyclopedic knowledge of everything in their environment. Learn a bit of what it took to survive,” Roth said.

He will share tools, techniques and Native American survival knowledge with both a slide presentation and reproduction artifacts.

Roth is a member of the San Gorgonio Wilderness Association, a certified California Naturalist Interpreter at the Barton Flats ranger station, and has been a volunteer with the association for 18 years. He is a retired elementary school teacher living in Riverside.

Parking and admission are free but donations are accepted for room rental.

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