Fabaceae Olneya tesota Gray

Desert Ironwood

Papago - Other, Musical Instrument

Use documented by:
Castetter, Edward F. and Ruth M. Underhill, 1935, Ethnobiological Studies in the American Southwest II. The Ethnobiology of the Papago Indians, University of New Mexico Bulletin 4(3):1-84, page 68

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Scientific name: Olneya tesota Gray
USDA symbol: OLTE (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Desert Ironwood
Family: Fabaceae
Family (APG): Fabaceae
Native American Tribe: Papago
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Musical Instrument
Notes: Concave sticks with far-spaced, deep notches used as loud rattles for scraping stick songs.

RECRD: 43663 id: 24360