Poaceae Zea mays L.


Zuni - Food, Beverage

Use documented by:
Stevenson, Matilda Coxe, 1915, Ethnobotany of the Zuni Indians, SI-BAE Annual Report #30, page 73

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Scientific name: Zea mays L.
USDA symbol: ZEMAM2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Corn
Family: Poaceae
Family (APG): Poaceae
Native American Tribe: Zuni
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Beverage
Notes: Popped corn ground as fine as possible, mixed with cold water, strained and used as a beverage. Although this beverage could be consumed at any time, it was used especially by the rain priests and personators of anthropic gods during ceremonies. Another native beverage was also made by the Zuni. Water was poured over sprouted corn, allowed to stand for some days and then used as a beverage.

RECRD: 32896 id: 44528