Cyperaceae Carex nebrascensis Dewey

Nebraska Sedge

Blackfoot - Other, Ceremonial Items

Use documented by:
McClintock, Walter, 1909, Medizinal- Und Nutzpflanzen Der Schwarzfuss Indianer, Zeitschriff fur Ethnologie 41:273-9, page 277

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Scientific name: Carex nebrascensis Dewey
USDA symbol: CANE2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Nebraska Sedge
Family: Cyperaceae
Family (APG): Cyperaceae
Native American Tribe: Blackfoot
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Ceremonial Items
Notes: Grass tied by medicine men to horns of the sacred buffalo head used in the Sun Dance ceremony.

RECRD: 60342 id: 8076