Iroquois Uses of Maize and Other Food Plants

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University of the state of New York, 1910 - Corn - 119 pages
 

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Page 84 - Meneaters, they set no corne, but live on the bark of Chestnut and Walnut and other fine trees: They dry and eat this bark with the fat of beasts, and sometimes men . . .
Page 16 - Notwithstanding the Indian women have all the fuel and bread to procure, and the cooking to perform, their task is probably not harder than that of white women, who have those articles provided for them; and their cares certainly are not half as numerous, nor as great.
Page 48 - ... and which are made of a kind of hemp, the same as fig-frails — which they make to serve them as sieves — and thus make their meal. They make flat cakes of the meal mixed with water, as large as a farthing cake in this country, and bake them in the ashes, first wrapping a vine-leaf or maizeleaf around them. When they are sufficiently baked in the ashes they make good, palatable bread.
Page 16 - ... the women with short peckers or parers, because they use them sitting, of a foot long, and about five inches in breadth, do only break the upper part of the ground to raise up the weeds, grass, and old stubs of cornstalks with their roots.
Page 20 - Great Spirit, who dwellest alone, listen now to the words of thy people here assembled. The smoke of our offering arises. Give kind attention to our words, as they arise to thee in the smoke. We thank thee for this return of the planting season. Give us a good season, that our crops may be plentiful.
Page 39 - The Spoons which they eat with, do generally hold half a pint; and they laugh at the English for using small ones, which they must be forc'd to carry so often to their Mouths, that their Arms are in danger of being tir'd, before their Belly.
Page 54 - The thin cakes mixt with bear's oil, were formerly baked on thin broad stones placed over a fire, or on broad earthen bottoms fit for such a use, but now they use kettles. When they intend to bake great loaves, they make a strong 1 " Some of the loaves were baked with nuts and dry blue berries and grains of the sunflower.
Page 53 - ... slice off the kernels from the cob to which they grow, and knead them into a paste. This they are enabled to do without the addition of any liquid, by the milk that flows from them; and when it is effected, they parcel it out into cakes, and, enclosing them in leaves of the basswoodtree, place them in hot embers, where they are soon baked. And better flavoured bread I never ate in any country.

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