Kids dancing the rice
John Mustache (Lac Courte Oreilles), University of South Dakota American Indian Research Project, Part 2, Microfiches of typed manuscripts, South Dakota Oral History Center, Vermillion, Taped interviews 1960-68
As kids, you know, we always walked on that rice ourselves. After we get it off the lake, that's what they'd do, and after it's dry then they start dancing on it. Then the rice was scorched, after which the children 'danced' it again.
Thomas Vennum, Jr., Wild Rice and the Ojibway People (St. Paul: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1988), 127.