Tewa Indians Winnowing Wheat

Tewa Indians

Tewa Indians

Above we show a remarkable photo of Tewa Indians Winnowing Wheat. It was made in 1905 by Edward S. Curtis.

The illustration documents three Tewa Indians in San Juan, New Mexico preparing the recently harvested wheat. The wheat would be thrown in the air, and would come down and land on the mat. This would allow the chaf to be blown out, leaving only the kernels of wheat on the ground.

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