National Geographic : 1937 Nov
STAMPING THEIR FEET IN TIME WITH THE DRUM, CHIPPEWA IN CEREMONIAL ATTIRE DEHULL WILD RICE They grasp the bar to keep balance as they tramp on the grain in big buckets sunk in the ground. A "substitute," smoking an elongated pipe, warms up by the fire (left). On the shore of Lake Itasca, birch-bark canoes arrive laden with rice. The long forked sticks are usedtopole the craft through the water. V rnotograpns DyLuton Aoams A CENTURY AFTER AN EXPLORER'S VISIT, CHIPPEWA TRIBESMEN RE-ENACT THE RECEPTION THEIR ANCESTORS GAVE HIM On his journey here in 1832, Henry Rowe Schoolcraft concluded that Lake Itasca was the source of the Mississippi River.The distinguished explorer and ethnologist, famed for his voluminous writings on American Indians, married a quarter-blood Chippewa girl who had been educated inEurope.