Wappo Indians of Napa County
Animals They Hunted
The Wappos ate the foods that were around them. They hunted deer, bears, and squirrels. They collected and crushed acorns to make a mush. They caught fish with their hands.
This chart lists the names of the animals, insects, birds, and fishes that were eaten by the Wappos along with the wappo word.
Try this: What animals still live in Napa Valley? Name all the wild animals that you have seen. Contact the California Department of Fish and Game for information on local animals.
Internet connection: Research the animals listed above. What are their diets, habits, and homes? What about Napa Valley's climate and geography makes it possible for the animals to survive here?
Visit: The Boothe-Napa Valley State Park just south of Calistoga and go on a nature walk.
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