Early Ojibwe Summer-Niibin

By: Lila Rasmussen

Summer

While Spring was just ending Summer was just starting. They packed everything into birch bark canoes and moved to the summer village sites. These village sites were usually near Lakes or Rivers. Summer was the time when women went and planted crops, corn was one of the most important crops for the Ojibwe. They called corn mandaamin.They also grew pumpkins, squash, and potatoes.

Summer Activity

Ojiwe played Lacrosse in the summer or neebin. They also made their own materials, the ball was made of leather and stuffed with what is usually buffalo hair. The stick could be as long as 4 feet long.