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Myaamia Archival Sources  
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
Gatschet, A.S. ca. 1895 Use - Medicinal 

"kishingwia . . . iron weed . . . leaves are used for poultices on sores".

Gatschet, A.S. ca. 1895 Description 

Shoe-string or iron-weed, tepprosia, has stalks 3-4 feet high, with purple colored flowers.

Jackson, J. 2000 Related Info 

The Yuchi of Eastern Oklahoma (originally from eastern Tennessee) use sagedi'tae (ironweed, Vernonia fasciculata), or bear paw, in their Green Corn ceremony, in treatment for pain in the upper and lower legs, and other body aches. The plant's flowering is coincidental with the ripening of corn and indicates the time for the Green Corn ceremony.

Botanical Sources  
Reference Source Reference Type Data Comments
Small, J.K. 1903 Description 

V. fasciculata, V. baldwinii, V. drummondii, or V. gigantea all have a generally similar look, and were all common in Oklahoma in 1903.

Gleason, H.A. and Cronquist, A. 1991 Habitat 

Smooth ironweed (V. fasciculata), western ironweed (V. baldwinii), and tall ironweed (V. gigantea) all occur in prairies and woods in both eastern and western Myaamia lands.

Related Sources  
Reference Source Reference Type Data Comments
Gatschet, A.S. ca. 1895  

"takwákia" is the Myaamia word for another plant species called ironweed.

Gatschet, A.S. ca. 1895  

The word takwákia may have referred to an ironweed used tea cleanse the blood.