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Seri Use of Agave (Century Plant)

Richard Felger and Mary B. Moser
Kiva
Vol. 35, No. 4, Seri Studies (Apr., 1970), pp. 159-167
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/30247584
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Seri Use of Agave (Century Plant)
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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.

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