Cactaceae Carnegia gigantea (Engelm.) Britt. & Rose


Apache, Western - Other, Ceremonial Items

Use documented by:
Buskirk, Winfred, 1986, The Western Apache: Living With the Land Before 1950, Norman. University of Oklahoma Press, page 178

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Scientific name: Carnegia gigantea (Engelm.) Britt. & Rose
USDA symbol: CAGI7 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Saguaro
Family: Cactaceae
Family (APG): Cactaceae
Native American Tribe: Apache, Western
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Ceremonial Items
Notes: Whole fruit mashed, water added and mixture drunk after a two day burial in a dry place. The drink was consumed immediately after the two-day burial and said to be better than tiswin.

RECRD: 40762 id: 8147