Cupressaceae Thuja plicata Donn ex D. Don

Western Redcedar

Shuswap - Other, Ceremonial Items

Use documented by:
Palmer, Gary, 1975, Shuswap Indian Ethnobotany, Syesis 8:29-51, page 50

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Scientific name: Thuja plicata Donn ex D. Don
USDA symbol: THPL (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Western Redcedar
Family: Cupressaceae
Family (APG): Cupressaceae
Native American Tribe: Shuswap
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Ceremonial Items
Notes: Bark made into a headband and worn by pubescent girls and young men in ritual isolation.

RECRD: 2096 id: 40243