Thomas Doty – Storyteller

A Native View

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Acorn Woman

In southwest Oregon, Acorn Woman is an important medicine woman. She makes her home on Mount McLoughlin in the Cascade Mountains. Each spring she walks into the valleys and spreads her skin over the oak trees to grow acorns for the native people. Her medicine keeps the people healthy. In the fall, after the acorns have been gathered, she returns to her mountain where she spends the winter. Her white hair is the shape of the snow.

Photo: Mount McLoughlin, home of Acorn Woman.


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