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Woodlands people held feasts to offer thanksgiving.

Birds have spiritual importance to Woodlands people.

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Feast Ladle Label: Seneca, Woodlands region (United States), Feast ladle, 19th century, Wood, Memorial Fund 89.89.2

Feasts were very important ceremonies among the Woodlands people. 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.

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