Art, Songs, Stories, Legends, & Poetry About Corn
Corn was an integral component of many native cultures in the Americas and remains a fascination for many people today.
- Corn Country: Celebrating Indiana's Favorite Crop
- A "coffee-table" book about the King of Indiana's row-crop agriculture.
- Published by Guild Press Emmis Publishing.
- Available online at Barnes and Noble Bookstore or Amazon.com.
- Lore & History of Maize in Latin America
- From MYTH*ING LINKS, an Annotated & Illustrated Collection of Worldwide Links to Mythologies, Fairy Tales & Folklore, Sacred Arts & Sacred Traditions by Kathleen Jenks, Ph.D.
- Joy in the Corn Belt
- A poem by C. L. Edson
- Corn Crystallites
- "Aztec farmers believed that maize, a form of corn, contained many spirits. The most important of these is thought to be the god Cinteotl (Sin-tay-otl). Ceremonies were held to worship the many forms of Cinteotl from the planting stage through to the harvest. The photomicrograph illustrates crystallites from an extract of whole corn."
- Native American History of Corn
- Indian Corn
- About Cornhusk Dolls
- Story of the Cornhusk Dolls
- Instructions for Cornhusk Dolls
- How to Make a Twined Cornhusk Bottle
- Twined Cornhusk Bottles
- Cornhusk Bottles ~ Story of the Seven Thunders
- Cornhusk Wheel & Corncob Dart Game
- Why There Are No Images of Cornhusk Masks
- Bibliographic References for Cornhusks
Cornhusk Wheel & Dart Game image from Waaban Aki Crafting.
- Indian Corn of the Americas
- This popular poster illustrates the genetic diversity of the Americas' native crop. Below are a few Web sites where you can order this beautiful tribute to maize.
- And More Corny Posters!
- Search for "corn" at this site.
- The Corn Field
- ©1998 Joel Day. A nice collection of corn-related photos.
- Corn Festival Electronic Greeting Cards
- Macromedia Flash enabled postcards to send to your corny friends!
- Arts/Crafts Available From Southwest Decoratives...
Good books for kids about the influence of corn in early American cultures...
- People of Corn - A Mayan Story
- A tale first recorded in the Mayan Popol Vuh
and retold by Mary-Joan Gerson. Published by Little Brown & Co.
Available online from Amazon.com.
- Corn Is Maize : The Gift of the Indians
- By Aliki. Published by Trophy Press.
Available online from Amazon.com
- Runner in the Sun: A Story of Indian Maize
- By D'Arcy McNickle. Published by Univ of New Mexico
Available online at Amazon.com.
- People of the Short Blue Corn: Tales and Legends of the Hopi Indians.
- By Harold Courlander. Published by Henry Holt &
Used copies available online at Barnes & Noble.com
- Historical Corny Photos
- Detroit Publishing Company, 1880-1920
- Farm Security Administration and the Office of War Information, ca. 1938-1944
- Washington as It Was: Photographs by Theodor Horydczak, 1923-1959
- History of the American West, 1860-1920: Photographs from the Collection of the Denver Public Library
- Solomon Butcher
- Stories from the Indigenous Peoples' Literature
- An Address to Mother Corn
- The Green Corn Festival
- First People and the First Corn
- The Corn Ceremony
- Father of Indian Corn
- How Corn Came to Earth
- The Origin of Game and of Corn (Cherokee)
- The Strange Origin of Corn (Abenaki)
- More stories from the beliefs of Native American peoples.
- Big Long Man's Corn Patch
- Corn Mother
- The First to Know Maize
- Choctaw Corn Legend
- The Origin of Corn (Creek)
- The Orphan and the Origin of Corn (Creek)
- The Orphan and the Origin of Corn II (Creek)
- The Orphan and the Origin of Corn III (Creek)
- Corn Mother (Penobscot)
- The Origin of Corn (Jicarilla Apache)
- The Pheasant Beating Corn (Cherokee)
- Father of Indian Corn (Ojibwe)
- Turkey Makes the Corn and Coyote Plants It (White Mountain Apache)
- The Hermit, or the Gift of Corn (Sioux)
- The Forgotten Ear of Corn (Lakota)
- The Signs of Corn (Lakota)
- The Gift of Corn (Lakota)
- The Revenge of Blue Corn Ear Maiden (Hopi)
- Corn Maidens (Zuni)
- The Search for the Corn Maidens (Zuni)
- Visit a Nebraska Corn Field
- A Third Grade Field Trip. Dodge Elementary School, Grand Island, Nebraska. "Join our third grade class as they visit their teacher's family farm. On the farm you'll see the equipment that helps the farmer to harvest the corn. Travel with the class as they take the corn to the grain elevator to be weighed and stored."
- The Corn Mash Blues, lyrics for the song.
- Walls of Corn, a poem by Ellen B. Atherton.