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Ohio buckeye tree


Entry Type:  
Species
Scientific Name:  
Common Name:  
Ohio buckeye tree
Myaamia Name:  
miihshkiišikomiši
Description:  

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
Kinietz, V. 1938 Use - Medicinal 

"There are many roots and weeds used by them [the Myaamia] for emetics, the most common of which is the root of the Buckeye".

Gonella, M.P 2003-2006 Use - Medicinal 

Necklaces, bracelets, and rings made with strung buckeye seeds which are worn or carried to keep rheumatism away.

Botanical Sources  
Reference Source Reference Type Data Comments
Gleason, H.A. and Cronquist, A. 1991 Habitat 

Occurs on moist, well-drained, alluvial and often calcareous soils composed of limestone or dolomite in eastern and western Myaamia lands.

Related Sources  
Reference Source Reference Type Data Comments
Gatschet, A.S. ca. 1895  

""muskishiku=mizhi sipiwi" means "buckeye creek" of the Cherokee Nation; "mu's'=ki'shi=mkumizhi tawani" means "buckeye tree", a tree frequently found in Kansas but not occurring in the eastern parts of the Indian Territory".

Gonella, M.P 2003-2006  

The Ohio buckeye (Aesculus glabra) is found in both eastern and western Myaamia lands; the yellow buckeye (Aesculus flava) only in eastern Myaamia lands and not prevalent there. Therefore miihsihkiišikomiši probably refers to both species, but is mostly used for the Ohio buckeye.

Dunn, J.P. ca. 1900  

 "mĭskicekwomĭndjĭ, buckeye tree"