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Culinary Historians | Manoomin: The Story of Wild Rice in Michigan


Sunday October 18, 2020: 4:00pm to 5:00pm




Manoomin: The Story of Wild Rice in Michigan is the first book of its kind to bring forward the rich tradition of wild rice in Michigan, and its importance to the Anishinaabek people who live here. The book received the 2018 Michigan History Award and 2019 Michigan Notable Book Award.

Join author Barbara Barton as she follows the threads that connect the history, culture, biology, economics and spirituality of this sacred plant. You will learn about the vast wild rice beds that once existed in Michigan, why many disappeared, and the efforts of tribal and nontribal people working to return and protect Manoomin across the landscape. Barton is an endangered-species biologist and a member of Michigan’s wild rice working group.

This event is in partnership with Culinary Historians of Ann Arbor. 

No registration is required. Check this page on the day of the event for the zoom link and phone number.


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