Entry Detail

Celtis occidentalis L.
northern hackberry


Entry Type:  
Species
Scientific Name:  
Celtis occidentalis L.
Common Name:  
northern hackberry
Myaamia Name:  
pakamaakaniĊĦi
Description:  

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
Dunn, J.P. ca. 1900 Use - Customs 

"pakamakaninji, hackberry" was used by the Myaamia to make puncheons (split log of smoothed wood) for lining the sides of burial holes.

Gatschet, A.S. ca. 1895 Use - Technology 

Wood of the hackberry was used for firewood. "The tree gives good fuel".

Gatschet, A.S. ca. 1895 Related Info 

The Miami term "pakamakani" refers to the berry of the hackberry, "the dark red berry of the hackberry tree".

Pinet, P.F. 1696-circa 1700 Related Info 

"apakamanganingi", hackberry

Burns, N.L. 1938 Use - Technology 

The young shoots of hackberry, elm and poplar were fed to livestock during hard times.

Burns, N.L. 1938 Related Info 

The Peoria of Oklahoma cut up the tender shoots of hackberry, elm and poplar for cattle fodder.

Dunn, J.P. ca. 1900 Related Info 

"papaaki'mini, hackberry berry"

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

Occurs in a moist, rich soils including floodplains throughout eastern and western Myaamia lands.

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