Betulaceae Betula lenta L.

Sweet Birch

Ojibwa - Other, Ceremonial Items

Use documented by:
Reagan, Albert B., 1928, Plants Used by the Bois Fort Chippewa (Ojibwa) Indians of Minnesota, Wisconsin Archeologist 7(4):230-248, page 241

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Scientific name: Betula lenta L.
USDA symbol: BELE (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Sweet Birch
Family: Betulaceae
Family (APG): Betulaceae
Native American Tribe: Ojibwa
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Ceremonial Items
Notes: Bark placed on the coffins when burying the dead.

RECRD: 60103 id: 7112