Banner; Group of Shuswap; Cariboo; and Okanagan Indian chiefs celebrating Queen Victoria's birthday; 24 May 1867; New Westminster; BC. (Seated; L-R): Na-nah; Dog Creek; Quil-quailse; Alkali Lake; Se-as-kut; Shuswap; Timpt-khan; Babine Lake; Silkosalish; Lilloetoet; Kam-eo-saltze; Soda Creek; Sosastumpi; Bridge Creek. (Standing; L-R): Ta-o'task; Canoe Creek; William; Williams Lake

Journey Through Secwepemculew - Government Policy and Land Use

Plant Quiz

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Learning About Plants


Birchtree, qweqwllillen'llp, a tree used for food, and the bark for baskets.

Chokecherry, tkwlose7, stems and twigs are used. They are boiled to make a tea.

Fireweed, or Deergrass, ts'ixnellp, the centre core (pith) of the young green stems or the roots are used for food.

Sage, kekwu, the entire plant is used. Most often it is used as a smudge.

Soapberry, sxuse, the berries and stems are used. Berries are whipped with sugar to make "Indian ice cream." Stems are used to make tea.

Wild Current ,sxwesxuxwse, wild red current, stems and branchs are used to make a laxitive tea.

Wild Raspberry, The red stocks are used to make a tea.

Wild Rose, sek'eple7llp, sk'epelen'llp, roots and fruits are used. Roots are boiled to make a tea, buds are used as a nutritional supplement.


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