Species Detail

Trees
Tree


Scientific Name:  
Trees
Common Name:  
Tree
Myaamia Name:  
ahtawaani
Uses:  
Customs, Technology
Harvest Seasons:  
Winter, Summer, Fall, Spring
Habitats:  
Beech-Maple Forest, Oak Forest including Oak-Hickory, Beech-Oak-Maple Mixed Mesophytic, Conifer Shrubland and Forest, Conifer Swamp some deciduous domts., Deciduous Swamp no coniferous domts.
Locations:  
Undetermined
Growth Forms:  
Tree

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Trees
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
Pease, Theodore Calvin and Raymond C. Werner 1934 Use - Customs  killing prisoners of war.
Pease, Theodore Calvin and Raymond C. Werner 1934 Use - Customs 
Gravier, J. ca. 1700 Use - Technology  identifying mark drawn on tree during warring/burning prisoner of war on a tree. Gabriel Godfroy relayed the story of Kaapia; in Miami; to Dunn; which included the description of some Miami men on their way to get revenge for an act of war; following a trail in pursuit of a Kickapoo enemy named Buck .
Dunn, J.P. 1908 Use - Customs  tree branches used to come out of water in creation story.
Dunn, J.P. 1908 Use - Customs  small tree cut off and hatchet head placed into slit. When tree had grown around hatchet head sufficiently; the tree was cut and a hatchet with firmly held hatchet head was ready for use
Charlevoix, P. 1923 Use - Technology  fortifications around villages made with interwoven tree branches.
Charlevoix, P. 1923 Use - Technology  canoes made from single tree trunks.
Charlevoix, P. 1923 Use - Technology  the dead are wrapped in skins and hung from the tops of trees.
Allouez, C.J. 1903 Use - Customs  Illinois hung their deceased; wrapped in skins; in the tops of trees.
Blair, E 1911 Use - Customs  Algonquians believe that the soul of the deceased; while travelling in a beautiful country on its way to the country of the dead; crosses a fast river which can only be crossed by one slender tree-trunk as a bridge.
Botanical Sources  
Trees
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Related Sources  
Trees
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