Traditional Iroquois Corn: Its History, Cultivation, and Use (NRAES 179)
Mt. Pleasant, Jane
This book focuses on the traditional, open-pollinated Iroquois varieties of corn similar to the varieties that existed when European colonizers first landed in North America, and that are still cultivated today. The concise book explores the importance of corn to Iroquois and North American history and culture, serves as an introduction to planting corn, and provides methods for preparing delicious corn foods. The text is supplemented with 19 illustrations that depict Iroquois corn in present and past contexts. Includes reproductions of three painting by Ernest Smith showing Iroquois women working with corn.
This 59 page publication (NRAES-179) was originally published by the Natural Resource, Agriculture, and Engineering Service (NRAES, previously known as the Northeast Regional Agricultural Engineering Service), a multi-university program in the Northeast US disbanded in 2011. Plant and Life Sciences Publishing (PALS) was subsequently formed to manage the NRAES catalog. Ceasing operations in 2018, PALS was a program of the Department of Horticulture in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) at Cornell University. PALS assisted university faculty in publishing, marketing and distributing books for small farmers, gardeners, land owners, workshops, college courses, and consumers.
Natural Resource, Agriculture, and Engineering Service (NRAES)
Corn; Iroquois Indians; Agriculture; History; Cooking; Garden and Landscape
Previously Published As
Mt. Pleasant, J. (2010). Traditional Iroquois corn: its history, cultivation, and use. Ithaca, NY: Natural Resource, Agriculture, and Engineering Service, Cooperative Extension.