Polygonaceae Eriogonum annuum Nutt.

Annual Buckwheat

Kiowa - Other, Hide Preparation

Use documented by:
Vestal, Paul A. and Richard Evans Schultes, 1939, The Economic Botany of the Kiowa Indians, Cambridge MA. Botanical Museum of Harvard University, page 24

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Scientific name: Eriogonum annuum Nutt.
USDA symbol: ERAN4 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Annual Buckwheat
Family: Polygonaceae
Family (APG): Polygonaceae
Native American Tribe: Kiowa
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Hide Preparation
Notes: Leaves rubbed on buffalo or deer hides in the process of staining and tanning. The leaves were applied fresh, or, if the hide was dry, the leaves were moistened before application.

RECRD: 10805 id: 13963