Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952) - Gathering Hanamh - Papago
- Medium: Photogravure
- Circa: 1907
- Size: 17'' x 12''
29.75" x 25.25" framed. Portfolio plate number 49, The North American Indian (1907-1930) v.02, The Pima. The Papago. The Qahatika. The Mohave. The Yuma. The Maricopa. The Walapai. The Havasupai. The Apache-Mohave, or Yavapai. "Hanamh is the Piman name for the cholla cactus and its fruit. The natives gather the fruit of this spiny plant in large quantities, and it forms a food of material importance to the several tribes living within its habitat. In gathering it they use rude tongs made from a split stick. After a basket is filled, the fruit is spread on the ground and bushed about with a small, stiff besom until the spines are worn off, or the spines are burned of in an open fire." - Edward S. Curtis