Salicaceae Salix sp.
Blackfoot - Fiber, Building Material
Use documented by:
Hellson, John C., 1974, Ethnobotany of the Blackfoot Indians, Ottawa. National Museums of Canada. Mercury Series, page 17
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Scientific name: Salix sp.
Family (APG): Salicaceae
Native American Tribe: Blackfoot
Use category: Fiber
Use sub-category: Building Material
Notes: Branches used to construct the many different sweat lodges. The Horn Society sweat lodge was constructed of fourteen willows. The Holy Woman's sweat lodge in the Sun Dance was made of one hundred willows, which had been gathered by members of the Pigeon Society. The Motokiks Society (a woman's society) constructed its lodge with twelve willows. Medicine Pipes had fourteen. The used frame of a sweat lodge was left on the prairie.
RECRD: 3568 id: 36125