Species Detail

Rubus allegheniensis T.C. Porter
Common blackberry


Scientific Name:  
Rubus allegheniensis T.C. Porter
Common Name:  
Common blackberry
Myaamia Name:  
makiinkweemina
Uses:  
Food, Medicinal
Harvest Seasons:  
Undetermined
Habitats:  
Undetermined
Locations:  
Undetermined
Growth Forms:  
Undetermined

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Rubus allegheniensis T.C. Porter
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
No Reference Specified Use - Unknown  "makingwamina; blackberry"
No Reference Specified Use - Unknown 
No Reference Specified Use - Food  fruits eaten
No Reference Specified Use - Food  used for jelly by her grandmother Geboe
No Reference Specified Use - Food  gathered early in the morning
No Reference Specified Use - Medicinal  root used to treat diarrhea
No Reference Specified Use - Food  wild blackberries picked
No Reference Specified Use - Food  traditional food. In the traditional story of Young Thunder William Pecongah; he describes the crops he had growing on his land 160 acres of reserve in central Indiana. "There I planted corn; wheat; potatoes; peas; tobacco; beans; apple trees; pumpkins; watermelons; cucumbers; onions; hay; straw; gooseberries; raspberries; blackberries; currants; turnips; tomatoes; pawpaws; cherries; strawberries; plums; blackhaws; peaches; walnut trees; pecans; hickory nuts; barley and rye."
No Reference Specified Use - Unknown  "making8eminiki; meure de haye"; blackberry
No Reference Specified Use - Unknown  "mekexuemeneke; blackberries"
No Reference Specified Use - Unknown  "okingominic; blackberries"
Botanical Sources  
Rubus allegheniensis T.C. Porter
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
No Reference Specified   Occurs on mostly in disturbed areas throughout eastern Miami lands; with closely related or hybrids occuring in western Miami lands
Related Sources  
Rubus allegheniensis T.C. Porter
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
No Reference Specified   Rubus taxonomy is complex; confused by hyrbridization; polyploidy and apomixis; and the group of blackberry species is even less clear. According to Coulter; Small; Steyermark and Gleason and Cronquist; it is reasonable to assume that the Miami word for blackberry referred to either R. allegheniensis; which was and is very common; or one of less common species including R. orarius; R. argustus; R. canadensis; R. pensilvanicus or R. setosus; all closley resembling R. allegheniensis
No Reference Specified   Shawnee collected this plant
No Reference Specified   Barbara Mullin recipe used by Senecas and Quapaws and possibly other tribes used blackberries or blueberries and cornmeal to make a traditional; southern style cornbread
No Reference Specified   The Miami terms "makingwamina" and "makingwaminiki" plural form are the words for blackberry
No Reference Specified   Archaeological studies have demonstrated that blackberries were utilized as a food resource by Late Woodland 800 A.D to 1450 A.D. indigenous peoples of central and southern Indiana
No Reference Specified   Due to lead; cadmium and zinc contamination in the Tar Creek Superfund Sites watershed; around Miami; Oklahoma and the Miami Tribe of Oklahomas headquarters; Miami and other local tribal members worry that traditional gathering of food; medicine and other items may be contaminated. Fish; wild blackberries; sassafras; pokeweed; basket-making supplies and wild onions could have high concentrations of lead; as do the waters of nearby lakes; and it is not always successful keeping tribal members out of these areas. The Seneca-Cayugas berry dance could not be held; if all the wild blackberries and strawberries in the area are found to be contaminated
No Reference Specified   Corn and blackberries were used in a traditional Native American southern style cornbread