Tiliaceae Tilia americana L.

American Basswood

Meskwaki - Fiber, Cordage

Use documented by:
Smith, Huron H., 1928, Ethnobotany of the Meskwaki Indians, Bulletin of the Public Museum of the City of Milwaukee 4:175-326, page 269

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Scientific name: Tilia americana L.
USDA symbol: TIAMA (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: American Basswood
Family: Tiliaceae
Family (APG): Malvaceae
Native American Tribe: Meskwaki
Use category: Fiber
Use sub-category: Cordage
Notes: Inner bark boiled in lye water, dried, seasoned and twisted into two-ply cord.

RECRD: 1304 id: 40368