“I found one!” said Ronnie Nelson, a fourth-grader from Harrison Elementary School, as he held up his first water potato during the Coeur d’Alene Tribe water potato celebration at Heyburn State Park on Tuesday. Jon Firehammer, research fisheries biologist for the Coeur d’Alene Tribe, helped in the hunt for potatoes.
Oct. 23, 2013 in Idaho on Page A5
HEYBURN STATE PARK, Idaho – When the long summer days waned, the women of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe headed out to the mudflats to gather water potatoes. Stomping barefoot through …