Woodlands people held feasts to offer thanksgiving.
Birds have spiritual importance to Woodlands people.
Feasts were very important ceremonies among the
Their purpose was to give thanks
for everything they took from nature in order to survive and thrive. When sap was gathered from maple
trees or wild rice harvested from lakes, the people held feasts of thanksgiving. Each person attending
a feast brought his or her own ladle. The men carved these ladles from wood.