Agavaceae Yucca baccata Torr.
Zuni - Other, Ceremonial Items
Use documented by:
Stevenson, Matilda Coxe, 1915, Ethnobotany of the Zuni Indians, SI-BAE Annual Report #30, page 99
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Scientific name: Yucca baccata Torr.
USDA symbol: YUBAB (View details
at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Banana Yucca
Family (APG): Asparagaceae
Native American Tribe: Zuni
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Ceremonial Items
Notes: Narrow leaf bands worn around the head by personators of anthropic gods. The personators of anthropic gods adorned their wrists and ankles with yucca ribbons and the novitiate into the medicine order of a secret fraternity had his or her wrists adorned with them also.
RECRD: 32995 id: 43991