Storing rice for the winter
Josephine L. Clark (Leech Lake), University of South Dakota American Indian Research Project, Part 2, Microfiches of typed manuscripts, South Dakota Oral History Center, Vermillion, Taped interviews 1960-68
My stepfather] would make a lot of sugar. That would last all winter long; the sugar that they make, syrup, sugar cakes. When ricing time come, they go ricing. They'd save all the rice they make. Have rice all winter long, all summer.
Thomas Vennum, Jr., Wild Rice and the Ojibway People (St. Paul: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1988), 124.