grasping handfuls
After the spring gathering at ni'lukhwalqw "hole in the woods", some families, including those of Lawrence Nicodemus and Anne Marie Moctelme, traveled south through the little stream cut through the trees at ni'ch'ch'a'ra'lqw "small cut in the woods" and then turned east, leaving the drainage of Hangman Creek to enter the drainage of Santa Creek where they camped and dug camas in the meadow called chetche'mch'm "grasping handfuls" near the site of the modern town of Emida. As they turned up the roots with their curved digging sticks, they were grasping handfuls of camas.
khwi' khwe hntmikhw'lumkhw This is My land