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Gillfillan on fishing

The Ojibway's staple food now is fish. Every morning the first thing the woman living on Leech lake, Cass lake, or Winnibigoshish, does when she awakes is to take her paddle jump into her canoe, and draw her nets...Indians have averred to me that no Indians living on those lakes were ever hungry...In the fall, when the lakes are just freezing up, is the time of their laying in their supply of fish for the winter...Every family can take an unlimited quantity, for winter use, at that season.
Joseph A. Gilfillan, The Ojibways in Minnesota, Collections of the Minnesota Historical Society, Vol. 9 (St. Paul: Minnesota Historical Society, 1901) 76-77.