HARVESTING MAHNOOMIN
The following is from Paula Giese's Native American Indian site:
Wild rice is Mah-NO-min in Anishinaabemowin. The -min part of the word rhymes with "bit." It means seed. The first part of the word is a contraction of Manido, spirit-giver of this traditionally important and sacred food grain. As did Maple sugar, manoomin gave its name to the moon (month) of harvest, typically the end of August-early September in northern Minnesota: Manoominike Giizis, the moon (month) when it is harvested. The harvest is a time of fun, but hard work, too, especially processing the grain on the spot, even with some modern aids.

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Is there anyone who could transcribe and photograph the Saice, Vanoss and Perra headstones in St. Anne's Cemetery, Waubun? If so, contact Bill Draves at drapper@cox.net.


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BOOKS
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CEMETERIES
Could you record tombstone records from a local cemetery?
Are you a scout leader and need a project for your troop?
HISTORY
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about one of the communities in Mahnomen County?
LOOKUPS
Would you be willing to do lookups at the local level
or any genealogical records to which you have access?
PHOTOS
Please consider scanning and sending your "old tyme" photos related to Mahnomen County:
a landmark, old buildings, churches, etc.
SOCIETIES
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would you consider sharing information on this site?
VETERANS
Would you compile a list of veterans who served in any of the wars
for honorable listing on this site?



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