Green corn

Iroquois Green Corn Ceremony

The Green Corn Ceremony takes place in late August or early September, Three Sisters ripening period (corn-bean-pumpkin). "Green corn Is a phrase that refers to ripe corn that can be eaten.

Green Corn Ceremony

It is dedicated to the spirits of the food for the harvest and to the Creator to make possible a new cycle of growth for the harvest to come. The ceremony includes the naming of babies and their elevation to the Guardians of the Faith. The Big Feather and Drum dances and the Fishing Core Game between the different clans are also performed.

Some fruits are left on the stems to aid the drying process; dry corn and corn flour were important resources to withstand the long winter to come.