Apocynaceae Apocynum cannabinum L.
Thompson - Other, Hunting & Fishing Item
Use documented by:
Turner, Nancy J., Laurence C. Thompson and M. Terry Thompson et al., 1990, Thompson Ethnobotany: Knowledge and Usage of Plants by the Thompson Indians of British Columbia, Victoria. Royal British Columbia Museum, page 159
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Scientific name: Apocynum cannabinum L.
USDA symbol: APCA (View details
at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Indianhemp
Family (APG): Apocynaceae
Native American Tribe: Thompson
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Hunting & Fishing Item
Notes: Plants made into rope or thread and used for sewing and to make fishnets. The plants were dried, beaten with a stick to soften and loosen the fiber and then rolled and twisted on a piece of buckskin covering the upper leg. The resulting rope or thread was used for sewing, for rope and for fish nets.
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