Species Detail

Vitis aestivalis Michx.
Wild grape


Scientific Name:  
Vitis aestivalis Michx.
Common Name:  
Wild grape
Myaamia Name:  
kiisiipitoonisinki assandepakwe
Uses:  
Food, Medicinal, Technology
Harvest Seasons:  
Undetermined
Habitats:  
Undetermined
Locations:  
Undetermined
Growth Forms:  
Undetermined

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Vitis aestivalis Michx.
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
Gatschet, A.S. ca. 1895 Use - Food  fruits eaten. The blue-fall grape that ripens first; and "tickling or itching the mouth"
Thwaites, R.G. (editor) 1966 Use - Food  grapes gathered and preserved
Lamb, E.W; Shultz, L.W. 1964 Use - Medicinal  dried and used for boils and skin disorders
No Reference Specified Use - Food  grapes wild or domestic not distinguished used for grape dumplings by tribes in 8 Tribes area Miami; OK
Brown, E. 2004a., June 2-3 Use - Food  gathered and used to make grape cobbler. "possum [coon] grapes were gathered growing up in trees for making grape cobbler; layered thick in a big rectangular pan"
Tippman, D. 1999, November 11 Use - Food  wild grapes gathered and eaten. "Made some beer . . . Not much luck with wine; though"
Dunn, J.P. 1908 Use - Technology  vines used to make fish weirs. Gabriel Godfroy said that the Miamis used not nets or seines for fishing; but used spears; bows and arrows instead; and sometimes used movable weirs made of "wattled brush" and grape vines when fishing in a party; which they would force the fish to the shore
Dunn, J.P. Circa 1900 Use - Food  fruits eaten. "the wild grape that ripens first; i.e. tickles the mouth when eaten"
Gravier, J. ca. 1700 Use - Food  "I pick grapes/I remove the skin from grapes"
Botanical Sources  
Vitis aestivalis Michx.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
Steyermark, J.A. 1963   Occurs in moist or dry soil in roadsides; thickets; and open forests in eastern and western Miami lands
Related Sources  
Vitis aestivalis Michx.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
Clark, J.E. 1993   The Shawnee collected this plant
Gonella, M.P. 2003-2005   Fruits ripen beginning in July; as opposed to V. labrusca; whose fruits ripen beginning in August/September
McPherson, Alan and Sue McPherson. 1977   McPherson wrote "We have read reports that the Indians [undescribed tribe] dried the grapes; ground them seed and all; and used them to thicken soups"
Bush, L. L 1996   Archaeological studies have demonstrated that grapes were utilized as a food resource by Late Woodland 800 A.D to 1450 A.D. indigenous peoples of central and southern Indiana
Bush, L. L 1996   Archaeological studies in central and south-central Indiana revealed that grapes were utilized as a food source by indigenous peoples sometime during the period of A.D. 1000 to A.D. 1450