Theodor de Bry. Florida Indians planting beans of maize. Engraving after a watercolor by Jacques Le Moyne de Morgues, 1564. From de Bry, Brevis narratio eorum quae in Florida Americae [America. pt. 2 Latin] (Frankfurt, 1591; G159.B7 Rosenwald Coll RBSC), plate 21. Rare Book and Special Collections Division. LCUSZ62-31869. Theodor de Bry. Florida Indians planting beans of maize. Engraving after a watercolor by Jacques Le Moyne de Morgues, 1564. From de Bry, Brevis narratio eorum quae in Florida Americae [America. pt. 2 Latin] (Frankfurt, 1591; G159.B7 Rosenwald Coll RBSC), plate 21. Rare Book and Special Collections Division. LCUSZ62-31869.

De Bry and Le Moyne show a division of agricultural labor between the sexes: the universally young and attractive Timucua women with incongruous blond and curly locks and modest moss skirts perform the less physically demanding task of planting the maize while the men, who are perhaps more realistically depicted, till the soil. The baskets and implements are all European types with the exception of the digging stick. Father Joseph Lafitau only slightly modified this same engraving for his 1724 account of the Iroquois, even though he described farming as being purely women's work.

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