Species Detail

Carya illinoenensis wangenh. K. koch
pecan nut


Scientific Name:  
Carya illinoenensis wangenh. K. koch
Common Name:  
pecan nut
Myaamia Name:  
kaansensimini
Uses:  
Food
Harvest Seasons:  
Undetermined
Habitats:  
Dry Prairie grasslands, Wet Prairie grasslands with flooding, Deciduous Swamp no coniferous domts.
Locations:  
Undetermined
Growth Forms:  
Vine, Cultivated

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Carya illinoenensis wangenh. K. koch
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
No Reference Specified Use - Unknown 
No Reference Specified Use - Unknown  pecan; the Miami name of the Ohio River is similar; being kanzansapiwi
No Reference Specified Use - Food  nuts gathered for food See entry #1; in ecological information
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.
No Reference Specified Use - Food  "kanzanzamini"; pecan nut p. 3661dw –
No Reference Specified Use - Unknown  "akansepakaninji"; pecan p. 38-39 & p. 116-117 –
Botanical Sources  
Carya illinoenensis wangenh. K. koch
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
No Reference Specified   occurs in wet and alluvial forests
Related Sources  
Carya illinoenensis wangenh. K. koch
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
No Reference Specified   a 30 acre wild pecan grove at Geboe property was purchased in 2002 p. 7 –
No Reference Specified   pecans from a tree on Tribal land Libbert properties--Tahway Farms that produces good kernel with thin shell won Oklahoma State Pecan Award for 2001 in "Small Native" category p. 13 –
No Reference Specified   McPherson wrote "Pacca; the Miami Indian chief who succeeded Little Turtle in 1812; was named in honor of the pecan. Paccan is the Algonquian word that pecan is derived from" p. 61 –
No Reference Specified   the Miami-Illiinois name for the pecan; is linguistically related to the name for all the prehistoric Dhegiha tribes; including the modern Kaw or Kansa. Most likely; the tribe was associated with this name by themselves and other tribes; due to their residency along the portions of the Ohio river where they lived and designated the southern range of this tree species p. 31-32 –
No Reference Specified   The Miami Tribes Tahway Farms has pecan groves and the pecans are part of a traditional; healthy; diet of the Miami and other Native Americans living in the native range of the pecan. The tribe is selling these pecans as part of a way to promote a healthy diet p. 2 –