Entry Detail

Apios americana Medikus.
ground nut, hog peanut


Entry Type:  
Species
Scientific Name:  
Apios americana Medikus.
Common Name:  
ground nut, hog peanut
Myaamia Name:  
eepiihkanita
Description:  

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
Rafert, S. 1989 Use - Food 

"Of course, the ground cherry, which is almost extinct now around here [was eaten]. . .  and they would still use it, if they could find it. Modern day cultivation and the weed control has got rid of the ground cherry".

Dablon, C. 1677 Description 

The tubers were called "rosaries" by the early Canadians, because they resembled beads.

Rafert, S. 1989 Description 

A small bush plant, about the size of a bean plant.

Dunn, J.P. 1919 Description 

Myaamia name äpikánĭta is similar to apikánakĭ, which is their name for 'peace beads'.

Dunn, J.P. 1908 Related Info 

äpikánĭta

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

Occurs in moist woods throughout eastern and western Myaamia lands.

Related Sources  
Reference Source Reference Type Data Comments
Baldwin, D 2003-2005  

William Wells, a parentless child captured with two other children by the Myaamia, was given the Myaamia name eepiihkanita. After he grew up he was given his freedom.