Species Detail

Pinus spp. L.
Pine tree


Scientific Name:  
Pinus spp. L.
Common Name:  
Pine tree
Myaamia Name:  
naanahamiĊĦaahkwa
Uses:  
Medicinal, Technology
Harvest Seasons:  
Undetermined
Habitats:  
Undetermined
Locations:  
Undetermined
Growth Forms:  
Undetermined

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Pinus spp. L.
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
Tippman, D. 1999, November 11 Use - Technology  pine cones used to make house smell good. His wife; Mary Ellen would prepare them by soaking them in something to bring the aroma out
Anonymous 1724 Use - Medicinal  bark of young pines boiled to treat burns. "Boil the bark of the young pines for burns and for wounds"
Anonymous 1724 Use - Medicinal  branches of young pines boiled to treat veneral diseases. "The branches of young pines boiled for veneral diseases"
Dunn, J.P. Circa 1900 Use - Unknown  "nanahaminjakwi; pine tree; implies without limbs"
No Reference Specified Use - Unknown 
Pinet, P.F. 1696-circa 1700 Use - Unknown  "nanimihinja; sapin"; pine
No Reference Specified Use - Unknown 
Pinet, P.F. 1696-circa 1700 Use - Unknown  "nanimihinja"; pine tree
Throwbridge, C.C 1938 Use - Technology  camoflage during attack. "Upon arriving near the Iroquois encampment the spies gave her [a Miami woman who lived in the village on the Great Miami; after the village having been attacked by the Iroquois; had a dream in which the Miami were to pursue the Iroquois; recover their imprisoned people and kill every one of their opponents. She organized the retaliation and since was considered a woman of great bravery] information of the fact; and she caused every one to pull a piece of spruce or pine from the trees; and with these before them they approached the camp. They fell suddenly upon the sleeping Iroquois and her prediction was literally fulfilled."
Shoemaker, S. 2003, June 7 Use - Medicinal  sap spread on bottom to heal saddle soreness. Scott Shoemakers great grandfather by marriage Camillus Bundy; taught Scotts grandfather; Frances Shoemaker Phyllis Mileys father to ride horses and other wilderness skills horseback trips into the woods for a few days. His grandfather got a sore bottom and his great grandfather told him to smear pine sap on it; and the soreness got better. His grandfather had said; "It made it [his bottom] sticky but it made it better"
Shoemaker, S. 2003, June 7 Use - Technology  sap good for starting fires
Botanical Sources  
Pinus spp. L.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
Gleason, H.A. & Cronquist, A. 1991   A variety of species occurring various habitats
Related Sources  
Pinus spp. L.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
Coulter, S 1932   A concentrated distillation of pine sap; in small doses 0.5 gm can be used externally as an antiseptic dressing to help heal skin rashes; and is readily absorbed through the skin. Internally it acts as a stimulant; expectorant; diaphoretic; and antiseptic
Gatschet, A.S. ca. 1895   Gatschet listed the Miami term "sakindapwa" as the generic term for a bur; pine cone; or specific term for cocklebur
Dunn, J.P. Circa 1900   Dunn also listed the Miami term "sakinapwa" for cocklebur
No Reference Specified   An unknown source listed the Miami term