Species Detail

Rubus occidentalis or R. idaeus L.
Raspberry bush; Red or Black


Scientific Name:  
Rubus occidentalis or R. idaeus L.
Common Name:  
Raspberry bush; Red or Black
Myaamia Name:  
neepaleeteemina
Uses:  
Food
Harvest Seasons:  
Undetermined
Habitats:  
Undetermined
Locations:  
Undetermined
Growth Forms:  
Undetermined

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Rubus occidentalis or R. idaeus L.
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
No Reference Specified Description  Raspberries include four species in Gleason and Cronquist R. odoratus; flowering raspberry; R. pubescens; dwarf raspberry; R. occidentalis; black raspberry; and R. idaeus; red raspberry; two species in Small and Steyermark R. ocidentalis and R. strigosus idaeus
No Reference Specified Use - Food  fruits eaten
No Reference Specified Use - Food  berries picked and eaten
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  "napaletemina; raspberry"
No Reference Specified Use - Unknown  "napalatamina; raspberry"
No Reference Specified Use - Unknown  "nepuletemeneke; raspberries"
Botanical Sources  
Rubus occidentalis or R. idaeus L.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
No Reference Specified   In general; both species occur in dry or moist woods; roadsides; fields and thickets
Related Sources  
Rubus occidentalis or R. idaeus L.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
No Reference Specified   Miami word for raspberry mentioned by Dunn; but no mention of use
No Reference Specified   Archaeological studies have demonstrated that raspberries were utilized as a food resource by Late Woodland 800 A.D to 1450 A.D. indigenous peoples of central and southern Indiana