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Ojibwe woman with container of wild rice, 1940. Known as manoomin in the Ojibwe language.

Ojibwe woman with container of wild rice, 1940. Known as manoomin in the Ojibwe language.

Hiawatha's Fishing By the shore of Gitchie Gumee,  By the shining Big-Sea-Water... All the air was full of freshness... Westward toward the neighboring forest... Bright above him shown the heavens,  Level spread the lake before him;  From its bosom leaped the sturgeon,  Sparkling, flashing in the sunshine;  On its margin the great forest  Stood reflected in the water,  Every tree-top had its shadow,  Motionless beneath the water.

Hiawatha's Fishing By the shore of Gitchie Gumee, By the shining Big-Sea-Water... All the air was full of freshness... Westward toward the neighboring forest... Bright above him shown the heavens, Level spread the lake before him; From its bosom leaped the sturgeon, Sparkling, flashing in the sunshine; On its margin the great forest Stood reflected in the water, Every tree-top had its shadow, Motionless beneath the water.

Processed wild rice dominates grocery store shelves, but around the Great Lakes…

To Find Truly Wild Rice, Head North To Minnesota

Processed wild rice dominates grocery store shelves, but around the Great Lakes…

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