Fagaceae Fagus grandifolia Ehrh.

American Beech

Potawatomi - Food, Unspecified

Use documented by:
Smith, Huron H., 1933, Ethnobotany of the Forest Potawatomi Indians, Bulletin of the Public Museum of the City of Milwaukee 7:1-230, page 100

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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: Potawatomi
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Unspecified
Notes: Beechnuts used for food. The hidden stores of the small deer mouse was what the Indians relied upon. The deer mouse is outdone by no other animal in laying up winter stores. Its favorite food is the beechnut. It will lay up, in some safe log or hollow tree, from four to eight quarts, shelled in the most careful manner. The Indians easily find the stores, when the snow is on the ground, by the refuse on the snow.

RECRD: 290 id: 14693