A brief look at the use of wild rice among Indians

Indian use of wild rice


As a staple food and item of trade for many Indians in the upper Midwest, wild rice was frequently mentioned in the journals and letters of early white explorers. Anthropologist Gardner P. Stickney describes here the cultivation and use of wild rice among Indians, primarily the Ojibwe, referencing passages from the writings of Radisson, Carver, Ojibwe William Warren, and others.


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Creator: Stickney, Gardner P.
Pub Data: Washington, D.C.: Judd and Detweiler, 1896. reprint. Originally published in The American Anthropologist, April 1896. (pamphlet 52-489)
Citation: Stickney, Gardner P. "Indian use of wild rice." reprint. (Washington, D.C.: Judd and Detweiler, 1896); Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1199; Visited on: 11/1/2014
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