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corn

Zea Maize  

Otto Wilhelm Thomé 

Corn, Maize   

Navajo Name: Naadáá'

Family Taxon Genus
Poaceae Zea mays Zea L.

Classification: Zea mays L. contains 2 Subspecies, 3 Varieties and 2 accepted taxa overall

Species: Zea mays L.

Ritual Use:

Coyote Chant, Night Chant, "Nubility ceremony", Women's puberty ceremony, Mountain Chant, Bead Chant, Wind Chant, Motion-in-hand ceremony, Prominent in origin stories (Matthews 1897; Farella 1984; Zolbrod 1984)

Ear 

Corn meal 

Leaves 

Corn pollen 

Medicine: cornmeal mush mixed with herbs and liquids, then applied to sore throats (Elmore 1944:28)

Husk 

Husk or leaves 

Leaves

Ears 

Meal 

Kernels 

Other uses

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