Early Ojibwe ~Fall~Dagwaagin

By Lexie Poretr

Wild ricing

The Ojibwe moved in the fall ponds marshes and lakes. They moved for the wild rice that grew on the water and was only able to be harvested in the fall. They harvested it form there canoes because it grew on water. Someone paddled and steered the canoe and the other sat in front and knocked the wild rice into the boat with their knocking sticks.


The others of the group who did not participate in wild ricing hunted. The men hunted geese and duck. They were flocked near the marshes in the fall. Both men and women caught fish. They preserved their fish for the long winter for a good source of meat to eat. Hunting was important to get meat for the winter.
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