VACCINIUM, ERICACEAE, VACCINIUM, HUCKLEBERRY, MEMBRANACEUM, BLACK BERRY, MOUNTAIN BERRY, OVATUM, COMMON EVERGREEN, OXYCOCCOS, var. Intermedium, SMALL CRANBERRY, RED HUCKLEBERRY, VACCINIUM PARVIFOLIUM, PARVIVOLIUM

Hensolt, Edith A. 1966. How Oregon Indians Used the Native Flora. Benton cdounty Historical Society & Museum, Philomath, Oregon.

ERICACEAE, VACCINIUM, HUCKLEBERRY, MEMBRANACEUM, BLACK BERRY, MOUNTAIN BERRY,

Whole tribes migrated and camped at favorite patches in the cool high mountains. Immense quantities swere smoke-dried and though flavored by the smoke were delicious. Large quantities were eaten fresh.

ERICACEAE, VACCINIUM, HUCKLEBERRY, OVATUM, COMMON EVERGREEN

Indians gathered them in immense quantities.

ERICACEAE, VACCINIUM, HUCKLEBERRY, OXYCOCCOS, var. Intermedium, SMALL CRANBERRY

Highly prized, especially by the more northern Indiana, who had few sweet fruits.

ERICACEAE, VACCINIUM, HUCKLEBERRIES

Indians have a festival to celebrate the ripening.

ERICACEAE, VACCINIUM, HUCKLEBERRY, PARVIVOLIUM, RED HUCKLEBERRY, VACCINIUM PARVIFOLIUM

An Alsea myth says it was created by Asin, the monster girl of the woods, who carries people off. Those who ate probably would lose their reason and wander off. So Indians avoided the red berries.
Anonymous. 1980. Nutritive Values of Native Foods of Warm Springs Indians. Extension Circular 809. Oregon State University Extension Service.
Indians used fresh huckleberries.

ERICACEAE, VACCINIUM, HUCKLEBERRIES
Berzok, Lindsa Murray. 2005. American Indian Food. Food in American History. Greenwood Press, Westport, Connecticut.
In the Northeast and West, these abundant berries were a necessary food source. Different species grew in each area, and the Indians made long trips to the growing regions to gather them for drying for winter use.
Hedrick, U.P. editor. 1919. Sturtevant's Notes on Edible Plants. Report of the New York Agricultural Experiment Station for the Year 1919 II. Albany, J.B Lyon Company, State Printers. [References Available]

ERICACEAE, VACCINIUM, HUCKLEBERRY, PARVIVOLIUM, RED HUCKLEBERRY, VACCINIUM PARVIFOLIUM

is a plant of northwest coast of North America. The berries are red and make excellent tarrts. The berries are of good size and flavor.

 
Modified and compiled for the FOOD RESOURCE, Public Health and Human Sciences, Oregon State University
Updated: Tuesday, July 3, 2012.