Rosaceae Amelanchier pallida Greene

Pale Serviceberry

Kawaiisu - Other, Ceremonial Items

Use documented by:
Zigmond, Maurice L., 1981, Kawaiisu Ethnobotany, Salt Lake City. University of Utah Press, page 11

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Scientific name: Amelanchier pallida Greene
USDA symbol: AMPA2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Pale Serviceberry
Family: Rosaceae
Family (APG): Rosaceae
Native American Tribe: Kawaiisu
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Ceremonial Items
Notes: Sticks used in a Kawaiisu tale. Coyote sharpens the ends of the sticks (some versions refer to the roots) and plants them, points upward, on one side of his house. Grizzly Bear, chasing coyote over the house, jumps on the points and is killed.

RECRD: 4147 id: 3129