Species Detail

Rubus occidentalis or R. idaeus L.
Raspberry bush; Red or Black


Scientific Name:  
Rubus occidentalis or R. idaeus L.
Common Name:  
Raspberry bush; Red or Black
Myaamia Name:  
neepaleeteemina
Uses:  
Food
Harvest Seasons:  
Undetermined
Habitats:  
Undetermined
Locations:  
Undetermined
Growth Forms:  
Undetermined

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Rubus occidentalis or R. idaeus L.
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
Gleason, H.A. & Cronquist, A. 1991 Description  Raspberries include four species in Gleason and Cronquist R. odoratus; flowering raspberry; R. pubescens; dwarf raspberry; R. occidentalis; black raspberry; and R. idaeus; red raspberry; two species in Small and Steyermark R. ocidentalis and R. strigosus idaeus
Rafert, S. 1989, August 24-25 Use - Food  fruits eaten
Tippman, D. 1999, November 11 Use - Food  berries picked and eaten
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. "There I planted corn; wheat; potatoes; peas; tobacco; beans; apple trees; pumpkins; watermelons; cucumbers; onions; hay; straw; gooseberries; raspberries; blackberries; currants; turnips; tomatoes; pawpaws; cherries; strawberries; plums; blackhaws; peaches; walnut trees; pecans; hickory nuts; barley and rye."
Gatschet, A.S. ca. 1895 Use - Unknown  "napaletemina; raspberry"
Dunn, J.P. Circa 1900 Use - Unknown  "napalatamina; raspberry"
Kerr, J. 1935 Use - Unknown  "nepuletemeneke; raspberries"
Botanical Sources  
Rubus occidentalis or R. idaeus L.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
Gleason, H.A. & Cronquist, A. 1991   In general; both species occur in dry or moist woods; roadsides; fields and thickets
Related Sources  
Rubus occidentalis or R. idaeus L.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
Dunn, J.P. 1908   Miami word for raspberry mentioned by Dunn; but no mention of use
Bush, L. L 1996   Archaeological studies have demonstrated that raspberries were utilized as a food resource by Late Woodland 800 A.D to 1450 A.D. indigenous peoples of central and southern Indiana