Thursday, April 18, 2013

manoomin

(gathering wild rice)
Anishinaabe people have been harvesting manoomin (wild rice) since time immemorial. They relate that manoomin was one of the reasons they came to Minnesota; the third vision of the Seven Fires Prophecy of the Ojibwe people declared that “the Anishinaabe will find the path to their chosen ground, a land in the west to which they must move their families. This will be the land where food grows upon the waters.” Ricing continues to this day, though this staple food of woodland Minnesota is now highly threatened by the degradation of environmental pollutants produced by heavy industry in the area.

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os tempos imemoriais são os tempos muito anteriores às "descobertas" dos europeus. manoomin é uma das coisas de que mais gostei de aprender a gostar, por si, em sopa, ou seja onde for. para ver na American digital library. ou no local,  no estado dos mil lagos.

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