Cupressaceae Juniperus monosperma (Engelm.) Sarg.

Oneseed Juniper

Zuni - Other, Tools

Use documented by:
Stevenson, Matilda Coxe, 1915, Ethnobotany of the Zuni Indians, SI-BAE Annual Report #30, page 93

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Scientific name: Juniperus monosperma (Engelm.) Sarg.
USDA symbol: JUMO (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Oneseed Juniper
Family: Cupressaceae
Family (APG): Cupressaceae
Native American Tribe: Zuni
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Tools
Notes: Shredded, fibrous bark used as tinder to ignite the fire sticks used for the New Year fire. The bark was also used to make firebrands carried by personators of certain gods.

RECRD: 32981 id: 18763