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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.
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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