Pueblo Grain Threshers, Gallup, New Mexico

This image shows two Pueblo men in the threshing yard where the wheat they have harvested is broken down. This is done by having people or draft animals walk in a circle on a prepared threshing floor, often dragging a heavy board or log to break up the wheat shafts and ears. After this process is completed, the grain is separated from the shafts through winnowing.

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The caption states:

Pueblo Indians, threshing wheat in primitive ways, near Gallup, New Mexico

–This postcard likely dates from the 1940s.

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