Acoraceae Acorus calamus L.


Cheyenne - Other, Protection

Use documented by:
Grinnell, George Bird, 1972, The Cheyenne Indians - Their History and Ways of Life Vol.2, Lincoln. University of Nebraska Press, page 171

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Scientific name: Acorus calamus L.
USDA symbol: ACAM (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Calamus
Family: Acoraceae
Family (APG): Acoraceae
Native American Tribe: Cheyenne
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Protection
Notes: Root tied to a child's necklet, dress or blanket to keep away the night spirits.

RECRD: 1924 id: 1213