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
Dunn, J.P. Circa 1900 Use - Unknown 
Dunn, J.P. Circa 1900 Use - Unknown  pecan; the Miami name of the Ohio River is similar; being kanzansapiwi
Tippman, D. 1999, November 11 Use - Food  nuts gathered for food See entry #1; in ecological information
Gatschet, A.S. ca. 1895 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.
Dunn, J.P. Circa 1900 Use - Food  "kanzanzamini"; pecan nut p. 3661dw –
Pinet, P.F. 1696-circa 1700 Use - Unknown  "akansepakaninji"; pecan p. 38-39 & p. 116-117 –
Botanical Sources  
Carya illinoenensis wangenh. K. koch
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
Gleason, H.A. & Cronquist, A. 1991   occurs in wet and alluvial forests
Related Sources  
Carya illinoenensis wangenh. K. koch
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
N/A 1998-2006   a 30 acre wild pecan grove at Geboe property was purchased in 2002 p. 7 –
N/A 1998-2006   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 p. 61 –
Costa, D.J. 2000   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 –
N/A 1998-2006   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 –