Early Ojibwe

Winter- Biboon By: Molly Fortner

Winter camps

In winter the Ojibwe lived in secluded camps away from others, these camps were usually in forests. The Ojibwe lived in wigwams with their family's or (clans.) A wigwam is a dome shaped hut made by animal skins, birch bark, and fastening mats over a framework of wooden poles. The Ojibwe had to live farther apart from each other because the food was scarce.

Ojibwe lifestyle

Winter was a very quiet season for the Ojibwe. They lived in wigwams far away from their clans, because the food was scarce. While they did live apart from each other there was one thing the did together, that was getting ready for the winter season. As long as the weather allowed, the men and boys would go hunting for fresh meat for their family's. While the men and boys hunted the women would make fresh moccasins, jackets, leggings, and other clothing. When the children were done working they would find ways to have some fun, some of things the Ojibwe did were sliding down hills with toboggans, they tied snowshoes to their feet and raced each other through the forest, they played a game called snow- snake.