Poaceae Zea mays L.
Zuni - Other, Ceremonial Items
Use documented by:
Stevenson, Matilda Coxe, 1915, Ethnobotany of the Zuni Indians, SI-BAE Annual Report #30, page 99
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Scientific name: Zea mays L.
USDA symbol: ZEMAM2 (View details
at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Corn
Family (APG): Poaceae
Native American Tribe: Zuni
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Ceremonial Items
Notes: Corn meal wrapped in husks given to theurgists visiting the sick. The packages were always presented with a prayer and the recipient prayed.
RECRD: 32999 id: 44535