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THE OLD AND THE NEW IN CORN CULTURE


THE OLD AND THE NEW
IN CORN CULTURE

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1

Corn The Great American Cereal
Corn and the Early Colonies

2 Corn and the Indian
3a Photos - Corn & Tools
3b Photos - Indians in corn fields
4a Photos - Corn Drying & Hopi field
4b Photos - Mortar and Pestles
5 Kinds of Corn Grown by the Indians.
6 Primitive Seed-testing Methods.
The Nettle Seed Tester
7 Primitive Corn-Planting Methods
8 Indian Cornfields
Primitive Tools
9 Plants as Indicators of the Season
10 Seed Selection and Storing
11

Indian Corn Foods

12

Primitive and Modern Methods of Culture
13 Corn and the Westward Movement
14 Corn and the Packing Industry
15 The Silo and the Corn Crop
16 Variations of the Corn Plant
17 Corn and the Struggle for Democracy

 

 

From the Yearbook of the United States Department of Agriculture 1918
page 3a

By H. Howard Biggar,
Office of Corn Investigations, Bureau of Plant Industry.


FIG.1— TYPES OF CORN RAISED BY THE INDIANS OF THE SOUTHWEST.
From left to right: Navajo birdsegg, Navajo yellow, Navajo white
Hopi yellow, Hopi white, Hopi blue, Hopi black


FIG. 2.—CORN HUSKING AND SCRAPING TOOLS>
(a) An Indian's corn-husking pin made of bear bone.
(b) A white man's imitation of the above.
(c) A scraper made from a deer's jaw and used by the
Iroquois Indians for removing green corn from the cob.
(Courtesy of the Canada Geological Survey.)

 

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