|Hopi Girls Husking Corn, 1899 (N03777)|
|Group of women shelling corn, 1936 (N24111)|
|Woman (Maria Luisa Curo [or Cura]) winnowing corn, 1907 (N24265)|
Davis also captured the image of the women to the left, Maria Luisa Curo, winnowing corn on the Mesa Grande reservation in San Diego, California. These images depict the the significant role women undertook in the harvest and traditional preparation of food for the tribal community. As the museum celebrates American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month, we also honor the harvest and our deep respect for the bounty that the earth has provided and continues to provide for native people across the Western Hemisphere.
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Jennifer R. O'Neal, Head Archivist, National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, firstname.lastname@example.org