Early Ojibwe

Summer** Niibin

Summer Activity

They lived near lakes and rivers they also played a fun game called lacrosse men and women had there teams they some times had spectators they played in large open fields All players carried sticks with a pouch on the end to catch the and throw leather ball. They gathered together for ceremonial feasts and dances.


Women and Men

In the summer women planted and tended to plant crops especially corn, which in their language they called it mandaamin. They also raised pumpkins, squash, and potatoes. When they didn't attend their gardens, they turned there action into wild foods more fruits. They forest were full of strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, cherries, grapes, and cranberries. Men rarely hunted in the summer. They knew it was right leave the deer, elk, and other animals so they can take care of there young and that way they can get older and they would have more food while they were with there family.