Laminariaceae Costaria costata (Turner) Saunders

Short Kelp

Hesquiat - Fiber, Sporting Equipment

Use documented by:
Turner, Nancy J. and Barbara S. Efrat, 1982, Ethnobotany of the Hesquiat Indians of Vancouver Island, Victoria. British Columbia Provincial Museum, page 24

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Scientific name: Costaria costata (Turner) Saunders
Common names: Short Kelp
Family: Laminariaceae
Family (APG):
Native American Tribe: Hesquiat
Use category: Fiber
Use sub-category: Sporting Equipment
Notes: Dried stipes use as 'pucks' and hitting sticks. The dried stipes were used to play a beach game, something like hockey. This game was played in winter on the beach in front of the village. Large quantities of this seaweed drift ashore at this time.

RECRD: 479 id: 11325