Cupressaceae Thuja occidentalis L.

Eastern Arborvitae

Potawatomi - Other, Protection

Use documented by:
Smith, Huron H., 1933, Ethnobotany of the Forest Potawatomi Indians, Bulletin of the Public Museum of the City of Milwaukee 7:1-230, page 122

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Scientific name: Thuja occidentalis L.
USDA symbol: THOC2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Eastern Arborvitae
Family: Cupressaceae
Family (APG): Cupressaceae
Native American Tribe: Potawatomi
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Protection
Notes: Preserved or fresh leaves used as a smudge to exorcise evil spirits and purify sacred objects.

RECRD: 389 id: 39925