Posts Tagged ‘Ricing’

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Timeline – Marketplace

Timeline – Homeland

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Identity Through Ricing

Please close this window to return to previous page. Nick Vander Puy: Reggie Cadotte, you’re at a gathering for the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission. And you’re making some knockers. Looks like you got some cedar. Tell us about what you’re doing. Reggie: I’m working for the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife [...]

Treaty Rights Movement

Please close this window to return to previous page. Nick Vander Puy: Patty Loew. Patty Loew: Boozhoo. Vander Puy: Good to see you up north again. Loew: Mii-gwitch. Vander Puy: Your home territory. Loew: Yep. Vander Puy: It’s good being here.  It’s kind of a celebration, 25 years of the Great Lakes Indian Fish and [...]

Tribal Businesses

Tribally-owned businesses became fairly common after the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934. The federal government encouraged, funded, and supervised cooperatives that sold wild rice or beadwork, for example, but these businesses were short-lived. During the War on Poverty in the 1960s and early 1970s, tribes could receive federal funds to establish “industrial parks” with water, [...]

Making Money

With the arrival of the French, Native people began to produce furs and hides for the international and regional markets. While the creation of social ties rather than the profit motive was initially at the forefront of Indian transactions, they soon became good at trade negotiations, playing the French and English off against one another [...]

Wild Rice

Wild rice is a cereal native to North America. It has a greater nutritional value than wheat or oats and was harvested extensively in Wisconsin, Minnesota, parts of Michigan and northern Ohio, Iowa, Illinois, and Indiana. Today, the range is more restricted. The plant is a grass that grows in fresh or brachial water from [...]


Native people in the Great Lakes area recognized individually-owned property. Women and men owned their own tools, clothing, ornaments, and any gifts of property they received. Ojibwa husbands and wives owned property separately but lent their possessions to each other. These ideas about gender and property contrasted with those in colonial and early 19th century [...]