Cucurbitaceae Cucurbita pepo L.

Field Pumpkin

Zuni - Other, Ceremonial Items

Use documented by:
Stevenson, Matilda Coxe, 1915, Ethnobotany of the Zuni Indians, SI-BAE Annual Report #30, page 88

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Scientific name: Cucurbita pepo L.
USDA symbol: CUPEP (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Field Pumpkin
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Family (APG): Cucurbitaceae
Native American Tribe: Zuni
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Ceremonial Items
Notes: Gourds worn in phallic dances symbolizing fructification or made into ceremonial rattles. The gourd rattles were used in ceremonies for both anthropic and zooic worship.

RECRD: 32968 id: 11745