"This mesa is a spot beloved by our family from its shady kinnikinnick-covered places to the sunny openings where Indian tobacco and friendly daisies grow. As children we had all played there, each, with the material at hand, working out his own dreams."
I've investigated further and found that the term kinnikinnick has two uses. First, some consider this a Native American smoking product made of a variety of leaves and bark (for example, Jesse Rowlodge used this term when describing lifeways of the Arapaho). Second, this is a specific plant name (arctostaphylos uva-ursi) for the bearberry plant.