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Indigenous Plants & Native Uses in the Northeast

(Scirpus validus)


Food: Roots eaten by Chippewa. Pollen, young shoots, and seeds are also edible.

Technology: Using twining and under-over techniques, fine mats and bags were woven from the leaves and stalks. The fine mats were used inside the wigwam to cover the lower walls, or for sitting and eating upon.

Note: For additional information browse NativeTech's Information relating to interior Bulrush mats

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