Čhaŋšáša.

This plant goes by many names: čhaŋšáša among the Lakota people where I live, kinnikinnick among the Anishinaabe to the east, Cornus stolonifera in Botanical Latin, and Red Osier Dogwood, Red Willow, and Kinnikinnick Willow in English. The outer bark is an unmistakable, deep red color. The Lakota name refers to its color, šá (red).Continue reading “Čhaŋšáša.”