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Nodinens rice storage

From Nodinens, a Mille Lacs elder who described her childhood in the late 1850s or early 1860s.
A food cache was always near the sugar camp. We opened that and had all kinds of nice food that we had stored in the fall. There were cedar-bark bags of rice and there were cranberries sewed in birch-bark makaks and long strings of dried potatoes and apples.
Frances Densmore, Chippewa Customs (St. Paul: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1979), 122.