Blood, Memory, and the Power of Naming
How Indian Are You? (Families of Lewis Bourisseau and Josephine Paquin)
white rice, wild rice, ball jars, hardware, latex
132”x 168” x 4”
This family tree charts the European, Native, and Métis bloodlines in my mother’s family. I used “enriched” white rice and wild rice harvested by the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians to approximate blood percentages.