Early Ojibwe

Fall ~ Dagwaagin

Wild Rice

Wild rice was mostly found in Fall. They lived near pounds, marshes, and lakes where the wild rice grew. The wild rice grew on water. Since it grows on water, they use canoes to harvest them. They bent the wild rice stalk then hit the grain heads with a stick called Knocking Sticks. They also had a basket where the rice could fall in. They grind them with their feet. They prepare the rice so they can save them later on.

Busy Workers

The main food they collected was Wild Rice! They also still hunted. They were getting ready for Winter. They storage the extra Wild Rice grain. They all had to help out with the food. Children had to collect late-seasoned berries, men and women caught fish, and other men hunted the ducks and geese.