A Sweet Memory of Skywoman’s Hand

“Our stories say that of all the plants, wiin-gaashk, or sweetgrass, was the very first to grow on the earth."

Bob Gross, Northland College

“Our stories say that of all the plants, wiin-gaashk, or sweetgrass, was the very first to grow on the earth."

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Sweetgrass, hierochloe odorata, or Pezi Wacha in Lakota, has been used as a medicine plant by many tribes for centuries. Traditionally, sweetgrass is dried and burned as a means of purification and as a way “to make things better,” according to Linda Black Elk, ethnobotanist at Sitting Bull Tribal College on the Standing Rock Reservation…
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