Ethnobotany of the Tewa Indians

Ethnobotany of the Tewa Indians

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...food they are first boiled, then fried. A stick must be laid across the top of the kettle containing the cooked toadstools or mushrooms from which one is eating, otherwise he would thenceforth be afflicted with a poor memory. ICy, ns%pe-ie (fcuy, corn; ssiipe-ie, unexplained).?. Corn smut. 1 Mr. W. B. Douglass found loops of sedge (cyprous) with feathers attached in a large shrine on Santa Clara peak, Tsikumupiy, a peak in the Jemez Mountains, near the hendwaters of the Santa Clara Eiver. See p. 49, footnote. FREIRE-maRRECO J At San Ildefonso corn smut stirred in cold water is drunk as a cure for diarrhea. At Santa Clara some women use it in the same way as a remedy for irregular menstruation.1 Tes%, 'valley cottonwood stew' (te, Populus wislizeni; sse, stew, sauce).?. This is' a fungus growth found on the ground near, or on the decaying wood of, a cottonwood tree. When boiled and eaten it is considered a delicacy. 'Ojaqwitsipsey, 'milkweed eye pus' Cojaqwi, milkweed, Asclepias sp. see p. 54; tsi, eye; p%y, pus).?. A reddish creamlike scum on stagnant water. This is seen on pools along the Rio Grande. It has little smell. This substance is not used by the Tewa. 'stained, ' 'stain, ' 'moldy, ' 'mold.'?. Mold, Mildew. Thus: p4mp'Qniy, 'moldy bread' (pqy, bread; j/oy, moldy, mold.) JVimp'u, 'earth swelling' (nqy, earth; p'u, to puff up). Geaster sp. Earth Star. At Santa Clara the powdery seed-spores are used as a remedy for a white or yellow discharge from the ear; they are blown into the ear through a tube of corn husk or paper. Nqmp'u. %. Potato. See ssegobe, page 73. FERNS K's&rf4mp'e, 'mountain-lion-footplant' (k'%y, mountain-lion;' $y, foot; pe, stick, stalk, plant). Dryopteris filix-mas. Shield Fern. It is believed that this plant produces nshow more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 190.5 x 248.92 x 5.08mm | 113.4g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236542770
  • 9781236542779