Pinaceae Pinus edulis Engelm.

Twoneedle Pinyon

Navajo - Other, Waterproofing Agent

Use documented by:
Elmore, Francis H., 1944, Ethnobotany of the Navajo, Sante Fe, NM. School of American Research, page 21

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Scientific name: Pinus edulis Engelm.
USDA symbol: PIED (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Twoneedle Pinyon
Family: Pinaceae
Family (APG): Pinaceae
Native American Tribe: Navajo
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Waterproofing Agent
Notes: Gum used to make water bottles water tight. The gum was heated and poured into the jar, and by turning the jar, the melted gum was brought in contact with the entire inner surface, after which the surplus was poured off. The outside was also covered with the gum to which a red clay had been added so that the bottle, when finished, had a reddish hue.

RECRD: 2617 id: 27639