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Ts'eslátselhp (bush)

Ts'esláts (berry)

Sk'ak'áxwe (dried berries)

Stháthqiy (shoots)

Saskatoon Berry/Serviceberry

Amelanchier alnifolia

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Food and Medicinal Uses:

Berries ripen in July and eaten fresh,  dried, or mashed and dried as cakes

Juice relieves stomach upset.

Made into medicinal eye and ear drops.

Other Uses:

Ts'eslátselhp wood is straight-grained, hard, and could be fire-hardened. It was used to make arrow, harpoon and spear shafts,  as well as digging sticks and eulachon rakes.

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