Entry Detail

Cornus florida L.
dogwood


Entry Type:  
Species
Scientific Name:  
Cornus florida L.
Common Name:  
dogwood
Myaamia Name:  
iihkalwi
Description:  

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

Peoria arrows were made of hickory and dogwood.

Dunn, J.P. ca. 1900 Related Info 

Dunn lists the Miami-Illinois term "ĭkalwĭ" for dogwood tree.

Dunn, J.P. ca. 1900 Use - Technology 

"bird arrows with blunt points made out of dogwood wood and hickory wood, both which sink in the water".

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

Arrows made of wood of dogwood tree. "nah'hpikaxkwi kaneki, dogwood, arrow made of it"

No Reference Specified Related Info 

"akándämínjĭ", dogwood.

Gravier, J. ca. 1700 Related Info 

"iscar8minghi", dogwood tree.

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

Occurs as an understory tree in woods throughout eastern and western Myaamia lands.

Related Sources  
Reference Source Reference Type Data Comments
Shea, J.G. 1903  

Allouez remarked about the Illinois use of bow and arrow: "They ordinarily carry only the warclub, bow, and a quiver full of arrows, which they discharge so adroitly and quickly, that men armed with guns, have hardly time to raise them to the shoulder. They also carry a large buckler made of skins of wild cattle, which is arrow-proof, and covers the whole body".

 

Gatschet, A.S. ca. 1895  

Gatschet lists the Miami-Illinois term "î́xkalwi" for the dogwood tree or bush (p. 2661) as well as "neehpikaahkwi kaneki" for dogwood (p. 1357) literally translated as tree/shrub with red legs [bark].

Bush, L. L 1996  

Charred remains of a Cornus sp. found at a Myaamia village site (Fort Wayne), 1795-1812 (Ehler Site).