Portage Lake ricing
When the Indians were to start ricing, the officials went looking for rice. They were sent to search for a place that looked good. Some Indians, the Cove Indians, used to go to Onamia. The Point Indians went to Eshkwegamaag, and we at Portage Lake went to Little Rice Lake. They built wigwams there and prepared to knock rice. When they were done building, they went out and knocked rice.
Maude Kegg, Portage Lake: Memories of an Ojibwe Childhood, ed. John D. Nichols (Edmonton, Alberta: University of Alberta Press, 1991), 123.