Tapping a Tradition

April 15, 2011


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Early spring is a particularly sweet time in Wisconsin, it’s maple syrup season. Tappers head out into the sugar bush to collect the sap that will be boiled down into syrup. The Oneida Nation has been making maple syrup for thousands of years.

Tribal member Randy Cornelius has been tapping trees for more than 30 years. He shares the Oneida tradition with producer Scott Clark.

Randy Cornelius is a member of the Bear Clan of the Oneida Nation and works for the Oneida Culture Heritage Department as a Language and Culture Archivist.

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