Equisetaceae Equisetum sp.
Thompson - Other, Ceremonial Items
Use documented by:
Steedman, E.V., 1928, The Ethnobotany of the Thompson Indians of British Columbia, SI-BAE Annual Report #45:441-522, page 510
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Scientific name: Equisetum sp.
Common names: Mare's Tail
Native American Tribe: Thompson
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Ceremonial Items
Notes: Stem used to hold lice found in girls' hair and thrown in a stream during puberty ceremonies.
RECRD: 41821 id: 13498