Minnesota Historical Society

Wild Rice Harvests DVD Set

$ 29.95

Wild Rice Harvest Parts 1 and 2

This DVD set presents the beautiful rhythms of the seasonal wild rice harvest and personal interviews with Elders on the importance of wild rice to the Ojibwe. 

Part 1: Early Fall is the time of the traditional wild rice harvest of the Ojibwe people, otherwise known as the Lake Superior Chippewa Tribe. Though harvest methods have undergone minor changes over the years, the traditional Ojibwe wild rice harvest demonstrates an important cultural continuum. 60 minutes

Part 2: People in the Lake Superior region have harvested wild rice for more than 2,500 years. It remains an essential part of the living culture of the Lake Superior Chippewa Tribe.  Features intimate Elder's stories, archaeologist's insights, visits to tribal wild rice research stations, and children's language classes at the Fond du Lac Ojibwe school. 60 minutes.


Produced by WDSE-WRPT Public Television, the Album program is a series of historical documentaries that celebrates the Duluth/Superior area's heritage and history.


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