National Geographic : 1937 Nov
© National Geographic society Painting Dy w.Langcon iillin CORN, THE INDIAN'S STAFF OF LIFE, WAS HARVESTED BY WOMEN Among the tall stalks walk Iroquois wives, picking the ears and tossing them over the shoulder into asmall basket carried onthe back. The seated women husk the ears. Often corn was roasted or boiled when green, or parched and pounded into a lightmeal. Mush and corn dumplings were popu lar, as were hominy, corn soup, and succotash. Popcorn, too, was grown; the Indians popped it in earthenware vessels.