Early Ojibwe Fall-Dagwaagin

By: Taylor M

About the Ojibwe

in the Ojibwe went to Lakes, Ponds, and Marshes where the Wild Rice grew. In the Ojibwe one of their favorite foods was from Wild Rice plants and seeds. When they live by the ponds

Rice Making

In the Ojibwe it was a tradition to make their own rice. The Ojibwe had a five step process that was kinda confusing. First, they had to harvest the rice with whacking sticks. Then, they had to put the rice on a big sheet of bark. After that, the men and the children wore clean moccasins and they had to grind the husks by lightly stepping on the rice. Finally, they put it in a bowl and they tossed it up in the air to get the outer covering off the rice.