Saskatoon berries

Koontz John E John.Koontz at
Sat Aug 26 23:46:05 UTC 2006

On Sat, 26 Aug 2006, REGINA PUSTET wrote:
> And me, I'm picking Saskatoon berries in CO and UT. They're seriously
> yummy and they're a classical Indian food. So far, I couldn't figure out
> the word for those berries in Lakota tho.

Gilmore (1919/1977), Useds of Plants by teh Indians of the Missouri
River Region, p. 35, says "wipazuka".  Buechel gives wi'pazukaN and

Amelanchier spp. has a wide variety of popular names, so it can be very
difficult to look up.  June berry, service berry, sarvis berry, and
shadblow come to mind.

The OP form (from Gilmore) is "zhoN h.uda," i.e., z^aN(aN)' xu(u)'de.

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