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Title
Saguaro harvest, Pima
William Smith Mason Collection of Western Americana
Alternative Title
Volume 2, plate 40
Creator
Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952
Publication Information
E. S. Curtis (Seattle); The University Press (Cambridge, Mass)
Honnold Mudd Library. Special Collections
Contributing Institution
Claremont Colleges Library
Collection
West-ography, re-imaging the West
Rights Information
For more information on copyright or permissions for this image, please contact Honnold Mudd Library Special Collections at https://library.claremont.edu/scl/
Description
The fruit of the saguaro, or giant cactus, called hasen by the Pima, forms a very important source of the food supply of the tribes of southern Arizona. This fruit is of about the size of a small pear, and is very sweet. It is eaten fresh, dried, or in the form of syrup, and a sort of wine is made from its juice. In gathering it the natives use a long pole with a wooden blade at the end.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
wor00128.tif
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll8/id/175
Language
English
Subject
Cactus
Women's clothing
Pima Indians
Photogravure
Native Americans
Landscapes
Landscape photography
Clothing and dress
Manners and customs
Source
Photogravure, 18.25 x 22.25 inches: The North American Indian: being a series of volumes picturing and describing the Indians of the United States, and Alaska, 970.6 C942 vol. 2 plates, William Smith Mason Collection of Western Americana, Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library
Relation
West-ography, re-imaging the West - https://ccdl.claremont.edu/digital/collection/p15831coll8

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