[Homestead] tobacco and pipes
lurine at softcom.net
Mon Jun 23 19:06:44 EDT 2008
Rustica is native to South America. No one knows for sure which of the
hybrids (rustica or tabcum) was being used, in the majority, on the East
Coast. *Both* however were being used and both had traveled up from South
Rustica is Andian. Tabacum is Bolivian.
Nicotiana quadrivalvis is the species that was on the West Coast and points
east to the Dakotas..
Multivalvis L. is also native to the Pacific Coast and points east. It was
what was used most commonly in California. It is also was the fav for the
HOWEVER, it wasn't, in North America, considered by *all* the people to be
one of the most holy of plants. Nor was it the only plant used in the
pipes. The various Nicotianas were used as a medicinal plant and was also
used as a gift.
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> Among all indigenous people of the Americas tobacco was considered one
> of the most holy of plants.
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