Wild rice brought the Anishinaabe people to the Great Lakes. Now they are trying to restore itOct 03, 2023 07:09AM ● By Content Editor
By Sheri McWhirter - MLive News - October 3, 2023
Wild rice soaked in lake water smells pungent, especially hundreds of pounds of it.
The odor is so earthy it’s almost muddy, even a bit reminiscent of barnyard manure.
Yet that smell was no matter to the Bay Mills Indian Community’s Biological Services workers and volunteers who spent two consecutive mornings in mid-September slinging handfuls of the rice into either Spectacle Lake on the tribe’s reservation, or into Waishkey Bay on Lake Superior.
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