Species Detail

Ulmus americana L.
American elm tree


Scientific Name:  
Ulmus americana L.
Common Name:  
American elm tree
Myaamia Name:  
pahkokwaniĊĦi
Uses:  
Material, Technology
Harvest Seasons:  
Undetermined
Habitats:  
Undetermined
Locations:  
Undetermined
Growth Forms:  
Undetermined

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Ulmus americana L.
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
No Reference Specified Use - Technology  young shoots of hackberry; elm and poplar fed to livestock during hard times
No Reference Specified Use - Material  there is one item made from elm bark; a miniature sap trough; housed at the Cranbrook Institute in Michigan
No Reference Specified Use - Technology  bark used for making canoes. "The Miamis did not use birch-bark canoes; which the Algonquians usually called tci-maun; but they sometimes made canoes of hickory or elm bark. The name for these is la-kik-kwi-mis-so-li or bark canoe"
No Reference Specified Use - Unknown  "pakac8eningi"; american elm
Botanical Sources  
Ulmus americana L.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
No Reference Specified   Occurs in moist; rich soils throughout eastern and western Miami lands
Related Sources  
Ulmus americana L.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
No Reference Specified   Human charred timber wood was recovered in an excavation from an early Miami Village site at the forks of the Wabash River (Ft Wayne), 1795-1812 (Ehler Site).
No Reference Specified   ". . . some of them [Shawnees] make canoes of elm bark . . . "