National Geographic : 1940 Nov
(c) National Geographic Society Painting by W. On a Stone-topped Stove, Laguna Breadmakers Turn Blue Corn Dough Into Piki, Crisp and Palatable asTea Wafers Langdon Kihn A thin paste of corn meal and water, with a dash of wood-ash lye, is spread over the hot stone slab. The plaster hood above catches smoke from the wood fire. Modern Indians of the Southwest make several varieties of bread and mush. They often concoct mixtures filled with meat, nuts, and chili. Except for glass windows and the women's jewelry, the scene could be prehistoric. Today many of the Indians use metal tops on their stoves.