Aceraceae Acer macrophyllum Pursh

Bigleaf Maple

Thompson - Other, Cooking Tools

Use documented by:
Turner, Nancy J., Laurence C. Thompson and M. Terry Thompson et al., 1990, Thompson Ethnobotany: Knowledge and Usage of Plants by the Thompson Indians of British Columbia, Victoria. Royal British Columbia Museum, page 147

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Scientific name: Acer macrophyllum Pursh
USDA symbol: ACMA3 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Bigleaf Maple
Family: Aceraceae
Family (APG): Sapindaceae
Native American Tribe: Thompson
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Cooking Tools
Notes: Leaves used to line the containers used in making ripened salmon eggs. The maple leaves were used to line the basket and were placed in layers between the eggs. The eggs were generally prepared in a birch bark basket, placed in a hole in the ground lined with birch bark and left there until springtime when they were considered cooked.

RECRD: 32352 id: 533