Species Detail

Vitis labrusca L.
Fox grape


Scientific Name:  
Vitis labrusca L.
Common Name:  
Fox grape
Myaamia Name:  
waawiipinkwaki
Uses:  
Food, Medicinal, Technology
Harvest Seasons:  
Undetermined
Habitats:  
Undetermined
Locations:  
Undetermined
Growth Forms:  
Undetermined

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Vitis labrusca L.
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
No Reference Specified Use - Unknown  "The fox grapes are as dark as Concord grapes; are sweet and grow east and west of Spring River; in Indian Territory.The Peorias call them wawipingwaki assandepakwa"
No Reference Specified Use - Unknown  "asandapakwi wawipingwaki; fox grapes"
No Reference Specified Use - Food  wine grapes; called wawaepingwaki assandepakwa; for plural
No Reference Specified Use - Food  "I pick grapes/I remove the skin from grapes"
No Reference Specified Use - Unknown  "wawepingwaki assandepakwa; fox grapes"
No Reference Specified Use - Medicinal  dried and used for boils and skin disorders
No Reference Specified Use - Food  grapes wild or domestic not distinguished used for grape dumplings by tribes in 8 Tribes area Miami; OK
No Reference Specified Use - Food  gathered and used to make grape cobbler. "possum [coon] grapes were gathered growing up in trees for making grape cobbler; layered thick in a big rectangular pan"
No Reference Specified Use - Food  wild grapes gathered and eaten. "Made some beer . . . Not much luck with wine; though"
No Reference Specified Use - Technology  vines used to make fish weirs. Gabriel Godfroy said that the Miamis used not nets or seines for fishing; but used spears; bows and arrows instead; and sometimes used movable weirs made of "wattled brush" and grape vines when fishing in a party; which they would force the fish to the shore
Botanical Sources  
Vitis labrusca L.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
No Reference Specified   Occurs in woods; roadsides and thickets throughout eastern Miami lands
Related Sources  
Vitis labrusca L.
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