Species Detail

Undetermined
Medicine tree


Scientific Name:  
Undetermined
Common Name:  
Medicine tree
Myaamia Name:  
neenasionki
Uses:  
Medicinal, Technology
Harvest Seasons:  
Winter, NA
Habitats:  
Beech-Oak-Maple Mixed Mesophytic
Locations:  
Undetermined
Growth Forms:  
Shrub

Myaamia Archival Sources  
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Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
No Reference Specified Description  Neenasionki "is a tall tree of the southwest of the United States which attains a height of 50 to 80 feet." ". . . resembling a pecan tree; with few limbs only; trunk straight; and resembling closely the white oak. It bears nuts and the wood is good for burning."
No Reference Specified Use - Medicinal  roots used for medicinal purposes. ". . . the Peoria name . . . means the "unrecognized one." "The roots are called "great medicine" by the untutored natives of western prairies. My informant saw it nowhere but around the council-house of the Seneca Indians; Quapaw Reservation; Indian Territory."
No Reference Specified Use - Technology  firewood. "It bears nuts and the wood is good for burning"
Botanical Sources  
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Reference Source Notes Data Comments
No Reference Specified   "My informant saw it nowhere but around the council-house of the Seneca Indians; Quapaw Reservation; Indian Territory."
Related Sources  
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Reference Source Notes Data Comments
No Reference Specified   Not necessarily the same tree species; but the Peoria account of this medicine tree by Dunn is reminiscent of a Shawnee account of a tree with impressive medicinal properties; whose fruits produced a pain-numbing effect in humans as powerful as opium