Cyperaceae Eleocharis sp.

Spike Rush

Cheyenne - Fiber, Basketry

Use documented by:
Grinnell, George Bird, 1972, The Cheyenne Indians - Their History and Ways of Life Vol.2, Lincoln. University of Nebraska Press, page 170

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Scientific name: Eleocharis sp.
Common names: Spike Rush
Family: Cyperaceae
Family (APG): Cyperaceae
Native American Tribe: Cheyenne
Use category: Fiber
Use sub-category: Basketry
Notes: Rushes made into large baskets and used to hold small utensils or carry loads on the back.

RECRD: 1916 id: 13023