Aceraceae Acer saccharum Marsh.

Sugar Maple

Chippewa - Other, Cash Crop

Use documented by:
Gilmore, Melvin R., 1933, Some Chippewa Uses of Plants, Ann Arbor. University of Michigan Press, page 135

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Scientific name: Acer saccharum Marsh.
USDA symbol: ACSAS (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Sugar Maple
Family: Aceraceae
Family (APG): Sapindaceae
Native American Tribe: Chippewa
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Cash Crop
Notes: Sap made into sugar and used as a commodity of intertribal commerce. Maple sugar was among the great staples in the domestic economy and was a commodity of intertribal commerce being traded to people of tribes in areas not possessing this tree.

RECRD: 31981 id: 675