Rosaceae Rubus spectabilis Pursh


Makah - Food, Special Food

Use documented by:
Gill, Steven J., 1983, Ethnobotany of the Makah and Ozette People, Olympic Peninsula, Washington (USA), Washington State University, Ph.D. Thesis, page 275

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Scientific name: Rubus spectabilis Pursh
USDA symbol: RUSPS (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Salmonberry
Family: Rosaceae
Family (APG): Rosaceae
Native American Tribe: Makah
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Special Food
Notes: Sprouts available in large amounts often the occasion for sprout parties. Makah women would collect canoe loads of sprouts and pit steam them on the beach. People would sing and dance while waiting for the steaming sprouts to finish cooking.

RECRD: 6257 id: 34994