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Kinnikinnick - An Algonquian term originally applied to a mixture of bearberry leaves and tobacco.  Because of the early scarcity of tobacco, or because he liked the mixture, the Indian rarely smoked pure tobacco.  The name actually came from the Cree and Chippewa dialects and meant "what is mixed."  The term later covered mixtures of Indian tobacco and leaves of the sumac, laurel, mansanita, squaw bush, and the inner barks of the red willow, dogwood, cherry, arrowwood, poplar, birch, etc.

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