Food Plants of the North American Indians

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U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1936 - 84 páginas
This publication is a summary of the records of food plants used by the Indians of the United States and Canada which have appeared in ethnobotanical publications during a period of nearly 80 years.
 

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Página 2 - I publication of the list itself might be of interest and real value to investigators in ethnobotany and plant chemistry. The original sources have therefore been gone over carefully to make the list as nearly complete as possible. It contains 1,112 species belonging to 444 genera of plants, distributed among 120 families. Communications pointing out omissions and errors in the compilation will be gratefully received. Since the author is not a botanist, the preparation of this list would scarcely...
Página 1 - ... American Indians. United States Department of Agriculture, miscellaneous publication no. 237, 84 p., Washington, DC, 1936. isis " About 6 years ago the Carbohydrate division of the Bureau of chemistry and soils undertook a systematic investigation of carbohydrates in plants. At the suggestion of C A. BROWNE, attention was first given to plants used for food by the North American Indians (United States and Canada). As the study of these proceeded, the number of plants was found to be so great...
Página 22 - Young leaves used for greens or boiled with fat; seeds ground to flour and made into bread or mush; New Mexico, Arizona, California, Utah, Montana, Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Página 1 - ... Rémois). IIe partie : Thérapeutique et matière médicale. Bull, de la soc. franc, d'hist. de la méd. 33, 193-212, 1936. isis Yanovsky, Elias. Food plants of the North American Indians. United States Department of Agriculture, miscellaneous publication no. 237, 84 p., Washington, DC, 1936. isis " About 6 years ago the Carbohydrate division of the Bureau of chemistry and soils undertook a systematic investigation of carbohydrates in plants. At the suggestion of C A. BROWNE, attention was first...
Página 66 - ... d'arras. A. Lyon. Newberry, JS 1887. Food and fiber plants of the North American Indians. Pop. Sei. Month. 32: 31-46. Nuttall, Thomas. 1818. The genera of North American plants 2. Phila. Palmer, E. 1878. Plants used by the Indians of the United States. Amer. Nat. 12: 593-606. Parker, AC 1910. Iroquois uses of maize and other food plants. NY State Mus., Bull. 144. Pickering, С 1848.
Página 52 - Asclepias speciosa Torr. Leaves and young shoots boiled with meat by Hopi Indians of Arizona; flowers eaten raw or boiled in Montana and California; buds boiled for soup or with meat ; seeds eaten raw, also inner part of fruit ; Wisconsin, Minnesota, Montana, and Wyoming.
Página 19 - Fruit with seeds pounded fine and used as a flavor for meat ; or eaten mixed with parched corn and fat ; Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and New York.
Página 53 - Indians ; young sprouts, buds, and young green fruit eaten by Iroquois Indians, and In Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.
Página 58 - Berries eaten fresh or cooked; beverage made by steeping blossoms in hot water ; Iroquois Indians, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.
Página 52 - Buds made into soup with deer broth ; added to corn-meal mush ; also dried and stored for winter use by Menominee Indians.

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