His cavalcade consisted of eighty-two horses, most of them heavily laden with Indian goods, beaver traps, ammunition, Indian corn
, corn meal and other necessaries.
Hill-food is very simple, but with buckwheat and Indian corn
, and rice and red pepper, and little fish out of the stream in the valley, and honey from the flue-like hives built in the stone walls, and dried apricots, and turmeric, and wild ginger, and bannocks of flour, a devout woman can make good things, and it was a full bowl that the priest carried to the Bhagat.
Every New Englander might easily raise all his own breadstuffs in this land of rye and Indian corn
, and not depend on distant and fluctuating markets for them.
One is clearing a spot on the verge of the forest for his homestead; another is hewing the trunk of a fallen pine-tree, in order to build himself a dwelling; a third is hoeing in his field of Indian corn
As the enraptured Ichabod fancied all this, and as he rolled his great green eyes over the fat meadow lands, the rich fields of wheat, of rye, of buckwheat, and Indian corn
, and the orchards burdened with ruddy fruit, which surrounded the warm tenement of Van Tassel, his heart yearned after the damsel who was to inherit these domains, and his imagination expanded with the idea, how they might be readily turned into cash, and the money invested in immense tracts of wild land, and shingle palaces in the wilderness.
At each, there are a great many small dishes and plates upon the table, with very little in them; so that although there is every appearance of a mighty 'spread,' there is seldom really more than a joint: except for those who fancy slices of beet-root, shreds of dried beef, complicated entanglements of yellow pickle; maize, Indian corn
, apple-sauce, and pumpkin.
I could hear him grunting like a discontented pig in the poppy field as I waited shoulder deep in the dew-dripping Indian corn
to catch him after his meal.
A few hedges, made of cacti and agave, mark out where some wheat or Indian corn
has been planted.
The mountains drew farther apart, revealing in their place numerous villages, and fields of white Indian corn
, doura, and sugar-cane.
At harvest time, though their crop was of the smallest, they made an image with the sheaves of Indian corn
, and wreathed it with autumnal garlands, and bore it home triumphantly.
It was now the latter week of May, and the crows and blackbirds had already discovered the little, green, rolledup leaf of the Indian corn
just peeping out of the soil.
This Chicago specimen had a patent process by which he said Indian corn
could be kept through a period of three or four years, and he felt sure that if the Negro race in the South would, as a whole, adopt his process, it would settle the whole race question.