Pinaceae Pinus ponderosa P.& C. Lawson

Ponderosa Pine

Sanpoil and Nespelem - Food, Unspecified

Use documented by:
Ray, Verne F., 1932, The Sanpoil and Nespelem: Salishan Peoples of Northeastern Washington, University of Washington Publications in Anthropology, Vol. 5, page 103

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Scientific name: Pinus ponderosa P.& C. Lawson
USDA symbol: PIPOP (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Ponderosa Pine
Family: Pinaceae
Family (APG): Pinaceae
Native American Tribe: Sanpoil and Nespelem
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Unspecified
Notes: Cambium layer eaten raw. This was an important food. The bark was removed in sections with the aid of wooden wedges. Sap scrapers were made from the rib of the deer by cutting it to an appropriate length, sharpening the edges and rounding the working end.

RECRD: 40038 id: 28029