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A description of the harvesting and cooking of wild rice, 1854

Indian Rice

Catharine Parr Traill (1802-1899) was one of Canada's most prominent 19th-century writers. Born in England, Traill and her husband settled in what is today the province of Ontario in 1832. She was a prolific and diverse author, produrcing emigrant manuals, children's literature, novels, and botanical texts. In this piece, excerpted from her 1854 Canadian Settler's Guide, Traill discusses wild rice, a frequent topic in her work, and provides some recipes for use in the home.

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Related Topics: Mining, Logging, and Agriculture
Wild Rice Harvesting
Creator: Traill, Catharine Parr
Pub Data: In The female emigrant's guide, and hints on Canadian housekeeping.Toronto, C.W. [Ont.]: Maclear, 1854; facsimile at Early Canadiana.
Citation: Traill, Catharine Parr. "Indian Rice." In: The female emigrant's guide, and hints on Canadian housekeeping. (Toronto, C.W. [Ont.]: Maclear, 1854). Online facsimile at:
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