Agavaceae Yucca glauca Nutt.

Small Soapweed

Dakota - Other, Hide Preparation

Use documented by:
Gilmore, Melvin R., 1913, Some Native Nebraska Plants With Their Uses by the Dakota, Collections of the Nebraska State Historical Society 17:358-70, page 358

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Scientific name: Yucca glauca Nutt.
USDA symbol: YUGLG2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Small Soapweed
Family: Agavaceae
Family (APG): Asparagaceae
Native American Tribe: Dakota
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Hide Preparation
Notes: Boiled root used in tanning hides. The yucca roots were boiled and then cooled and sprinkled over the hides after they had been treated with the brain-liver-marrow dressing.

RECRD: 31009 id: 44091