“Mi-ki-naak measuring powder”

“Snapshot Saturday”

Standing outside his wigwam, a traditional woodsman measures powder with his hand.

Mi-ki-naak poured gunpowder into the palm of his outstretched hand as he loaded for a wild turkey hunt. When the little pile of black granules reached the appropriate size, the returned white captive poured the charge down the barrel and seated two dry oak leaves, rolled into a ball, firm over the powder. Duck shot followed with another oak leaf rammed tight. East of the River Raisin in the Year of our Lord, 1763…

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