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Vitis labrusca L.
fox grape


Entry Type:  
Species
Scientific Name:  
Vitis labrusca L.
Common Name:  
fox grape
Myaamia Name:  
waawiipinkwahki
Description:  

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
Lamb, E.W., Shultz, L.W. 1964 Use - Medicinal 

Grapes were dried and used for boils and skin disorders.

Gatschet, A.S. ca. 1895 Use - Unknown 

"wäwipíngwaki axsandäpákwa, fox grapes".

Gravier, J. ca. 1700 Use - Food 

"I pick grapes/I remove the skin from grapes".

Dunn, J.P. ca. 1900 Related Info 

"asándäpákwi wawĭpĭngwakĭ, fox grapes"

Dunn, J.P. 1908 Use - Technology 

Grape vines were 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, with which they would force the fish to the shore.

Tippman, D. 1999 Use - Food 

Wild grapes gathered and used:  "Made some beer . . . Not much luck with wine, though".

Gonella, M.P 2003-2006 Use - Food 

Grapes 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".

Gonella, M.P 2003-2006 Use - Food 

Grapes wild or domestic are used for grape dumplings by tribes in 8 Tribes area Miami, Oklahoma.

Dunn, J.P. ca. 1900 Use - Food 

"The fox grapes are as dark as Concord grapes, are sweet and grow east and west of Spring River, in Indian Territory.The Peorias call them asándäpákwi wawĭpĭngwakĭ".

Gatschet, A.S. ca. 1895 Use - Food 

Wine grapes are called wäwipíngwaki axsandäpákwa

Bush, L. L 1996 Use - Food 

Human charred remains of Vitis sp. were recovered from an excavation site at an early Miami village at the forks of the Wabash River (Ft Wayne), 1795-1812 (Ehler Site).

Bush L. L. 2003 Use - Food 

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.

Botanical Sources  
Reference Source Reference Type Data Comments
Gleason, H.A. and Cronquist, A. 1991 Habitat

Occurs in woods, roadsides and thickets throughout eastern Miami lands.

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