Betulaceae Betula papyrifera Marsh.

Paper Birch

Tanana, Upper - Fiber, Basketry

Use documented by:
Kari, Priscilla Russe, 1985, Upper Tanana Ethnobotany, Anchorage. Alaska Historical Commission, page 5

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Scientific name: Betula papyrifera Marsh.
USDA symbol: BEPAP (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Paper Birch
Family: Betulaceae
Family (APG): Betulaceae
Native American Tribe: Tanana, Upper
Use category: Fiber
Use sub-category: Basketry
Notes: Bark used to make containers for cooking. To cook in a birchbark basket, clean rocks were made very hot and then placed in water in the basket. This process was repeated until the cooking was completed.

RECRD: 3304 id: 7275