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t'qwem (Thimbleberry)

The thimbleberry is a sweet, juicy berry that is traditionally made into berry cakes. These berries mirror the distribution of salmonberries, near the edges of forests and near river banks. Traditionally, Fraser Canyon Stó:lō would use the thimbleberry leaves to clean fish after butchering. Also, these leaves would be spread on the ground so the fish could be butchered on a clean surface. Similarly to those of the salmonberry, young thimbleberry sprouts are traditionally consumed as a fresh vegetable.


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