Poaceae Zea mays L.


Zuni - Other, Toys & Games

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: Poaceae
Family (APG): Poaceae
Native American Tribe: Zuni
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Toys & Games
Notes: Ribboned husks made into small, square pads and used by young people in games. Small plumes were attached to the small, square pads upright, in the center, forming the shuttlecocks for use in the game of battledore and shuttlecock.

RECRD: 33002 id: 44540