Violaceae Viola sp.

Blue Violet

Omaha - Other, Toys & Games

Use documented by:
Gilmore, Melvin R., 1919, Uses of Plants by the Indians of the Missouri River Region, SI-BAE Annual Report #33, page 103

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Scientific name: Viola sp.
Common names: Blue Violet
Family: Violaceae
Family (APG): Violaceae
Native American Tribe: Omaha
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Toys & Games
Notes: Violets used by children in playing games. The children separated into two teams, one team taking the name of their tribe and the other of another tribe such as the Dakota. Each team collected violets and the two parties sat down facing each other and snapped violets at each other until there were none remaining. The victorious team taunted the other as being poor fighters.

RECRD: 31566 id: 43321