Canebrake in the Northeastern US refers to something else altogether: we might call it a "thicket" elsewhere. It's a near-on impassible place where the wild roses
(and their kin, the blackberries
, the raspberries
, and such) form a boundary line for anyone in less than full body armor.
A canebrake is, therefore, a VERY interesting place to those in the know, spanning over the varying ethnicities, social groups and species that find it tasty. At once a gathering place and a barrier, it's a place where EVERYONE knows where it is...