Species Detail

Undetermined
Reed


Scientific Name:  
Undetermined
Common Name:  
Reed
Myaamia Name:  
No Myaamia Name
Uses:  
Medicinal, Material, Technology
Harvest Seasons:  
Winter, NA
Habitats:  
Conifer Shrubland and Forest, Deciduous Swamp no coniferous domts.
Locations:  
Geboe Property
Growth Forms:  
Vine

Myaamia Archival Sources  
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Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
No Reference Specified Use - Medicinal  root boiled and used to draw out objects in wounds. "For wounds and for to draw out that which is in the wound musket ballor other thing; it is necessary toboil the root of a certain reed which bears distaffs. I have seen the test of this remedy"
No Reference Specified Use - Material  Shopekenauminkee is a game played with a hundred pieces of small reed or cane about a foot in length. The players take turns taking the bunch of reeds between their hands and letting them drop end-wise upon the bark board where they play; trying to drop them so that five pieces; corresponding to the head and limbs; fall together.
No Reference Specified Use - Technology  they used a bundle of round reeds for kindling to start a fire; with two bits of wood for striking the flame; for cooking their meat
No Reference Specified Use - Technology  little reeds probably used in making some type of arrow shaft. "atchihar8"
Botanical Sources  
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No sources entered.
Related Sources  
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Reference Source Notes Data Comments
No Reference Specified   The ar8 ending -arwa; arwi; alwi is usually seen with the names of types of arrows e.g. ahtawaanhsalwi; pointed wooden arrow and also appears on some plant names that probably all have to do with arrow production e.g. Gatschets napahalwi; ash tree; and Illinois/Peoria iihkalwi; dogwood. Therefore; the word atchihar8 is a plural noun for some type of reed having to do with arrow production