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Author Event | Barbara Barton and "Manoomin : the Story of Wild Rice in Michigan"


Saturday May 25, 2019: 2:00pm to 3:30pm


Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room


Manoomin coverManoomin: 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. 

This event includes a signing and books will be for sale.

This event will be recorded