Entry Detail

Acer negundo L.
box elder


Entry Type:  
Species
Scientific Name:  
Acer negundo L.
Common Name:  
box elder
Myaamia Name:  
šiihšiikweekihsi
Description:  

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
Anonymous 1724 Use - Medicinal 

"The root and bark of elder for a person falling in his limbs; it is necessary to boil it and to put it in a little bit of soup, drinking about a pint" ("De la racine et Ecois de Sureau pour une personae perelus de ses members, il faut la faire bouiller et y mettre un peu de potage, en boire environ chopine").

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

"A decoction was made from it by these [Myaamia] Indians."

Gatschet, A.S. ca. 1895 Use - Food 

Gatschet noted that the [Myaamia] Indians said box elder (shishikwä́ksi) makes poor sugar.

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

Occurs on moist, especially alluvial soils throughout eastern and western Myaamia lands

Rafert, S. 1989 Use - Medicinal 

A medicinal plant, not used by Lamoine or others he knew, but talked about. "Used in the case of wounds, or something like that".

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