Apiaceae Angelica dawsonii S. Wats.
Blackfoot - Other, Ceremonial Items
Use documented by:
Hellson, John C., 1974, Ethnobotany of the Blackfoot Indians, Ottawa. National Museums of Canada. Mercury Series, page 40
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Scientific name: Angelica dawsonii S. Wats.
USDA symbol: ANDA (View details
at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Dawson's Angelica
Family (APG): Apiaceae
Native American Tribe: Blackfoot
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Ceremonial Items
Notes: Root pieces attached to the binding of the Spear Staff (with bundle), the head staff. The Spear Staff was used during the secret ceremony of the Horns, in which the chief ceremonialist participated in a fertility rite with the initiate's wife.
RECRD: 3622 id: 3489