Fagaceae Fagus grandifolia Ehrh.

American Beech

Chippewa - Food, Unspecified

Use documented by:
Gilmore, Melvin R., 1933, Some Chippewa Uses of Plants, Ann Arbor. University of Michigan Press, page 128

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Scientific name: Fagus grandifolia Ehrh.
USDA symbol: FAGR (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: American Beech
Family: Fagaceae
Family (APG): Fagaceae
Native American Tribe: Chippewa
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Unspecified
Notes: Nuts used for food. People sought for stores of beechnuts which had been put away by chipmunks. These hoards saved the labor not only of gathering, but also of shucking and were certain to contain only sound nuts. The people had observed that chipmunks never stored any that were not good.

RECRD: 31943 id: 14666