Early Ojibwe

Summer ( in Ojibwa Niibin ) by Isabella Magoffin


In the summer the Ojibwe played a sport know today as Lacrosse. They carried long sticks with nets at the end for the ball which they threw around. Both men and women had teams that they played with. They played on an open field, usually with spectators. The team that threw the most balls through the goal won the game.


In the summer the men didn't really hunt. They thought that it was best to leave the animals alone so that they have food to hunt for the winter. Instead summer was a time to travel and sometimes trade.

Containers for saving food.