Species Detail

Grass
Dried Grass; weeds; stalks


Scientific Name:  
Grass
Common Name:  
Dried Grass; weeds; stalks
Myaamia Name:  
miitakatwi
Uses:  
Technology
Harvest Seasons:  
Fall, Spring, NA
Habitats:  
Dry Prairie grasslands, Wet Prairie grasslands with flooding
Locations:  
Undetermined
Growth Forms:  
Vine

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Grass
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
No Reference Specified Use - Technology  dry; very fine grass was crushed and used as kindling to catch sparks from fire started with wooden stick and board
No Reference Specified Use - Unknown  word for dry grass
No Reference Specified Use - Material  tall grasses used to cover sheds made for drying corn and other foods. "I think she said when they first come from Indiana there was a tall grass [e.g. tall prairie grasses; like Big bluestem Andropogon gerardii; Indian grass Sorghastrum nutans; Switch grass Panicum virgatum; and Canada wild rye Elymus canadensis] that they covered their dry sheds with . . . To dry their corn or somethin like that. They tied it down with poles. Now thats amazing to me how that would turn [repel] water"
No Reference Specified Use - Unknown  "mitakatwa; grass; hay; wheat and other cereals; straw of all kinds; is a collective noun"
Botanical Sources  
Grass
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
No Reference Specified   Dry grass: occurs in open areas; meadows; prairies; etc. throughout eastern and western Miami lands
No Reference Specified   Wet grass occurs in wetlands; ponds and slow moving streams
Related Sources  
Grass
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