Early Ojibwe/ Summer / Niibin

By: Kaylee Scott

Foods and Facts

In Summer the women were mainly farming. The women grew pumpkins, squash, and potatoes. But the main crop they all ate was corn, the Ojibwe called it mandaamin. But when the women weren't working on the farms they were getting berries in the forest. They usually had strawberries, juneberries, raspberries, blackberries, cherries, grapes, cranberries, and blueberries.

Celebrate the Place

The Ojibwe lived near lakes and rivers in the Summer. They also lived in groups like a little village. In there free time the kids would play games, mainly LaCrosse. And sometimes they would gather foods and prepare for feasts and celebrations.