Ininatig's Gift of Sugar: Traditional Native Sugarmaking

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For two or three weeks each spring, an elder named Gahgoonse (Little Porcupine, or "Porky" for short) holds his sugarbush camp by Lake Independence, Minnesota, where he teaches students from the city the serious business of collecting sap, boiling it down, and making maple syrup, candy, and sugar — and, of course, the giving of thanks for providing this most sacred of trees. — Oyate (We Are Still Here: Native Americans Today)

Age Level: 9-12