Friday, May 20, 2016

Blog Post 1

It was interesting to learn how the Tohono O'odham Native American community have used the Trona salt flat as part of their rite of passage for males to become men in the tribe. Salt is a key human nutrient, is used in a variety of foods and has been a highly prized and valuable commodity throughout most of human history. The knowledge that tribal members walked 100 miles to obtain salt at Trona and return with it to their village to me demonstrates that the need and desire for salt spans human time - and great distances.

Wayne Balmer

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