Mono Basin and Hot Creek Area

The Kuzedika native Americans lived in airy summer houses and sturdy pole "A frame" winter houses near the pinon forests or warmer canyons east of Mono Lake. Kuzedika women collected alkali fly pupae in winnowing baskets where they rubbed and tossed them to remove the hard outer covering, then dried them. They are about the size & color of a grain of brown rice - and taste like bacon bits!