The following is from Paula Giese's Native American Indian site:
Wild rice is Mah-NO-min in Anishinaabemowin. The -min part of the word rhymes with "bit." It means seed. The first part of the word is a contraction of Manido, spirit-giver of this traditionally important and sacred food grain. As did Maple sugar, manoomin gave its name to the moon (month) of harvest, typically the end of August-early September in northern Minnesota: Manoominike Giizis, the moon (month) when it is harvested. The harvest is a time of fun, but hard work, too, especially processing the grain on the spot, even with some modern aids.

The Mahnomen County website is available for adoption.
If you are interested, contact Shirley Cullum


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Do you own any school annuals or books about Mahnomen County
and would be willing to do lookups in them?
Could you record tombstone records from a local cemetery?
Are you a scout leader and need a project for your troop?
Could you provide some local history information
about one of the communities in Mahnomen County?
Would you be willing to do lookups at the local level
or any genealogical records to which you have access?
Please consider scanning and sending your "old tyme" photos related to Mahnomen County:
a landmark, old buildings, churches, etc.
If you belong to a local history or genealogy society,
would you consider sharing information on this site?
Would you compile a list of veterans who served in any of the wars
for honorable listing on this site?


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