Haploporus odorus: A sacred fungus in traditional Native American culture of the northern plains

@article{Blanchette1997HaploporusOA,
  title={Haploporus odorus: A sacred fungus in traditional Native American culture of the northern plains},
  author={Robert A. Blanchette},
  journal={Mycologia},
  year={1997},
  volume={89},
  pages={233-240}
}
The Indigenous Peoples of the northern American plains used Haploporus odorus to ornament sacred robes, human scalp necklaces and other cul- tural properties. The fungus was also a component of medicine bundles and used for protection against illness. Numerous collections, some dating to the ear- ly 1800s, from the Blackfoot, Blood, Cree and other northern plains tribes indicate this fungus was used widely as a component of sacred objects and as a sym- bol of spiritual power. The exceedingly… 

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