National Geographic : 1935 Mar
MINNESOTA, MOTHER OF LAKES AND RIVERS 285 © Asahel Curtis INDIANS HARVEST WILD RICE FROM BOATS One man poles the craft through the shallows while his companion beats the ripe grain hanging over the gunwales with sticks (see page 297). Chippewas introduced wild rice as a food to early Minnesota explorers. v Asanei Lurts EVERYONE LENDS A HAND AT CHIPPEWA HUSKING PARTIES Indians formerly gathered only enough wild rice to meet their own needs. Now, many tribesmen are employed in a new industry which supplies rice for sportsmen's game banquets and for planting as wild-life food in marshy hunting grounds.