prairie turnip


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prairie turnip

n
(Plants) another name for breadroot
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The ceremony he witnessed took place each year among many Plains Indians tribes, but historians say the week-long sun dance adopted by the Blackfoot confederacy of Montana and Alberta, Canada, appears unique in that it gives special recognition to a stringy, bulbous, tuber called the prairie turnip.
A Canadian ethnobotanist is now scrutinizing the sun dance ceremony and other Blackfoot traditions in search of clues to the prairie turnip's role in daily tribal life.
Chow down on some traditional dishes like sweet potato soup, pemmican and prairie turnips, fish and cattails, and tanshpashofa while listening to classic hymns and songs by famous Native American musicians like Annie Humphrey, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Shelley Morningsong and Steven Rushingwind.
There were then more than 250 types of grass, along with profusions of prairie dogs, purple corn flower, prairie turnips, mushrooms, and a host of other species listed today as endangered Or protected.