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Gathering Wild Rice
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Title: Gathering Wild Rice
Identifier: MC0702
Image Type: Slide
Subject: Indians of North America

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Description: The picture, by Captain Seth Eastman, is from "Indian Tribes of the United States", by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft. In order to gather wild rice in the fall several people went out by canoe together. The individual in the stern paddled while the others collected it and then beat the kernels free into the bottom of the canoe. The illustration and descriptive text are from "The Mississauga of New Credit", by Donald B. Smith with the assistance of Bryan LaForme, Volume 22 of "Canada's Visual History", from the National Museum of Man, National Museums of Canada and the National Film Board of Canada. Description as of February 2014.
Agency: Mississauga Library System