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Camas - A root which was one of the chief foods of the Shoshoni, Bannock, and Flatheads.  It was found in the high mesas of the Rockies.  It was sometime called wild hyacinth and pomme des prairies (apple of the prairies).  The roots were placed in the ground and a fire built over them.  It required about three days of cooking before they could be eaten.  Also spelled camass.

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