Indian Sugar Camp

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Indian Sugar Camp.

Another similar image of Eastman’s from the same project is entitled Sugar Camp. A seasonal activity specific to the Woodlands-based Ojibwe people, the image depicts the tapping of maple trees by Anishinaabe women with spiles for sap, and the subsequent boiling down of the sap to produce maple sugar (ziinzibaakwad). Eastman adds a traditional birch bark home (wigwam) for anthropological interest. Anishinaabe people participate in the traditional annual manufacture of maple sugar to this day.