Species Detail

Salix spp. L.
Willow


Scientific Name:  
Salix spp. L.
Common Name:  
Willow
Myaamia Name:  
nipiaahkatwi
Uses:  
Material
Harvest Seasons:  
Undetermined
Habitats:  
Undetermined
Locations:  
Undetermined
Growth Forms:  
Undetermined

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Salix spp. L.
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
Gatschet, A.S. ca. 1895 Use - Unknown (Gatschet)  nipiaki kwe, nipiaka willows; -ka'ki plural, a Peoria
Dunn, J.P. Circa 1900 Use - Unknown 
N/A 1998-2006 Use - Material  willow boughs used to made wiikiaami; at 2nd annual language camp in Sunnyside; WA; held by Sammye Darling
Shoemaker, G. 2003, April 27 Use - Material  used for bulding wikiamis.
Gatschet, A.S. ca. 1895 Use - Unknown 
Botanical Sources  
Salix spp. L.
No sources entered.
Related Sources  
Salix spp. L.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
Burns, N.L. 2003   material use: Peoria observation of Nez Perces when they were held in Miami--
Baldwin, D 2003-2005   The nip stem of the Miami word nipiaahkwi probably refers to a number of willow species that grow along watercourses and in moist areas
Whitford, A. C. 1941   material use: fibers from the black willow Salix nigra use to make bags; pouches; fish nets; and cordage by Menomini; Winnebago; Michigan Ottawa; and Ojibway Indians. To prepare the black willow fiber; the bark was stripped from the tree; then the inner white bast tissue removed; boiled; pounded and rubbed until the fibers were loosened for twisting. All specimens contain prepared fibers