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Photographs - - 1908 - - Mammy Jumper pounding corn with mortar and pestle / photograph by M.R. Harrington.
Photographs - - 1908 - - Mammy Jumper pounding corn with mortar and pestle / photograph by M.R. Harrington.
AuthorHarrington, M.R.
TitlePhotographs - - 1908 - - Mammy Jumper pounding corn with mortar and pestle / photograph by M.R. Harrington.
Date1908
NotesCorn was an important agricultural product of the Seminoles. Corn becomes edible in May and June and was eaten boiled or roasted. When the corn ripened, a quantity of it was laid aside. The dried corn was ground up with a mortar and pestle made from a hollowed cypress log and a large wooden stick. Palmetto-stem baskets were used to sift the pounded corn to separate the meal from hard kernels. Ground corn was used in a variety of dishes.
SubjectSeminole Indians. Seminole cooking. Seminole Indians - - Food.
FormatPhotographs
SourceCourtesy of the Patsy West Collection and the National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution
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