Cucurbitaceae Lagenaria siceraria (Molina) Standl.
Ponca - Other, Ceremonial Items
Use documented by:
Gilmore, Melvin R., 1919, Uses of Plants by the Indians of the Missouri River Region, SI-BAE Annual Report #33, page 117
View all documented uses for Lagenaria siceraria (Molina) Standl.
Scientific name: Lagenaria siceraria (Molina) Standl.
USDA symbol: LASI (View details
at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Bottle Gourd
Family (APG): Cucurbitaceae
Native American Tribe: Ponca
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Ceremonial Items
Notes: Gourds made into rattles and used for ritualistic music. A handle was attached to the gourd and its contents were removed and replaced with small gravel or seeds from another plant.
RECRD: 31798 id: 19445