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THE OLD AND THE NEW IN CORN CULTURE


THE OLD AND THE NEW
IN CORN CULTURE

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1

Corn The Great American Cereal
Corn and the Early Colonies

2 Corn and the Indian
3a Photos - Corn & Tools
3b Photos - Indians in corn fields
4a Photos - Corn Drying & Hopi field
4b Photos - Mortar and Pestles
5 Kinds of Corn Grown by the Indians.
6 Primitive Seed-testing Methods.
The Nettle Seed Tester
7 Primitive Corn-Planting Methods
8 Indian Cornfields
Primitive Tools
9 Plants as Indicators of the Season
10 Seed Selection and Storing
11

Indian Corn Foods

12

Primitive and Modern Methods of Culture
13 Corn and the Westward Movement
14 Corn and the Packing Industry
15 The Silo and the Corn Crop
16 Variations of the Corn Plant
17 Corn and the Struggle for Democracy

 

 

From the Yearbook of the United States Department of Agriculture 1918
page 3b

By H. Howard Biggar,
Office of Corn Investigations, Bureau of Plant Industry.


 

FIG. 1—HOPI INDIAN SHOWING METHOD OF PLANTING CORN
Holes 10 inches or more deep dug to reach moisture, and then 15 or more kernels are planted.

FIG. 2—SCATTERED CORN OF THE FORT BERTHOLD RESERVATION IN NORTH DAKOTA
She is "The Keeper of the Corn" for the Mandan Indians and is responsible for keeping a reserve seed supply.
FIG. 3—SIOUX INDIANS OF THE OAK RIVER RESERVATION, MANITOBA, CANADA
The ears had been braided and hung to dry several days previous to being photographed on August 30, 1916.
 

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