Entry Detail

Gaylussacia baccata (Wangenh.) K. Koch
black huckleberry


Entry Type:  
Species
Scientific Name:  
Gaylussacia baccata (Wangenh.) K. Koch
Common Name:  
black huckleberry
Myaamia Name:  
pinkomini
Description:  

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
Rafert, S. 1989 Use - Food 

Fruits gathered around swampy areas, "buckbrush swamp wetlands", and eaten.

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

Occurs in sandy soils or cold swamps.

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

Occurs in moist woods or thickets, in eastern Myaamia lands, and west to Missouri.

Related Sources  
Reference Source Reference Type Data Comments
Kohn, R.W, Lynwood, M.R, Edmunds, D. Mannering, M. 1997  

Frank Bush Potawatomi Pokagon has knowledge of huckleberry marshes and harvesting of huckleberries traditionally by his band. He stopped collecting in the 1940s and 1950s until recently. The Kay-boom-a-kay pow wow is a celebration of the huckleberry harvest.