Rhamnaceae Ceanothus cuneatus (Hook.) Nutt.


Modesse - Other, Tools

Use documented by:
Merriam, C. Hart, 1966, Ethnographic Notes on California Indian Tribes, University of California Archaeological Research Facility, Berkeley, page 223

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Scientific name: Ceanothus cuneatus (Hook.) Nutt.
USDA symbol: CECUC3 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Buckbrush
Family: Rhamnaceae
Family (APG): Rhamnaceae
Native American Tribe: Modesse
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Tools
Notes: Wood made into the slender needle used in piercing the ear lobe of young girls.

RECRD: 6644 id: 8635