Salicaceae Salix scouleriana Barratt ex Hook.

Scouler's Willow

Haisla - Other, Toys & Games

Use documented by:
Compton, Brian Douglas, 1993, Upper North Wakashan and Southern Tsimshian Ethnobotany: The Knowledge and Usage of Plants..., Ph.D. Dissertation, University of British Columbia, page 288

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Scientific name: Salix scouleriana Barratt ex Hook.
USDA symbol: SASC (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Scouler's Willow
Family: Salicaceae
Family (APG): Salicaceae
Native American Tribe: Haisla
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Toys & Games
Notes: Whips used to lash opponents in the 'hoop and pole game.' In the Haisla 'hoop and pole game,' players attempted to spear a rolling hoop. If a player succeeded in spearing the hoop, he was lashed by his opponent with a willow whip. If, however, the spearman retrieved his spear, the hoop and the whip, his team would get the next throw of the hoop.

RECRD: 61436 id: 36051