Seri Use of Agave (Century Plant)

Statement of Responsibility:
Felger, Richard S. and Mary B. Moser
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Date:
1970
Part Of Series:
Kiva, 35(4)
Extent:
pages 159-67
Abstract:
Seri use of the Agave (century plant or maguey) is described. Certain agaves, having a high sugar content, were a major source of food for the Seri. Food material prepared from agave was stored for future use. A method for obtaining an emergency supply of potable liquid was practiced. Seri nomenclature and usage of Agave seem to closely follow biosystematic classification. A rich Seri vocabulary is associated with the various agaves.
Publication Status:
Published
Country:
Mexico
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Subject:
Ethnobotany
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Entry Number:
826