As Medicine: The leaves and stems can be steamed for nasal congestion, colds and stomach ailments.

Moss (sphagnum moss)

As shelter. Moss was often used to chink log house walls and roofs, and to bank the sides of tents against the wind.

White moss (Reindeer lichen)

William Teya said, as children, they were taught to respect the lichen. Children were not supposed to play on it and if you took some you were to pay for it.

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