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Sinzibuckwud’ is the Algonquin name for maple syrup. The literal translation is “drawn from the wood“.

Early in the 16th century, the First Nations people shared their maple syrup making process with Europeans. In 1521, Peter Martyr wrote that Honey is found in the tree, and is gathered amongst the briar and the bramble bushes.”   Continue reading “Maple Syrup: A Sweet Lesson from The First Nations”