Early Ojibwe


Start of Winter

Winter was a quiet time for the Ojibwe, Each family lived in different wigwams and far from their neighbors. The Ojibwe prepared all year for winter, wild rice, and sugar for the winter. Men and boys hunted but the older men was out of the homes for days to get groups of animals such as deer, moose, and elk.

Food in the Winter

Ojibwe sometime have lots or do not have a lot, family that has a lot of food will share with their neighbors. The neighbors are sometimes relatives, and friends that will do the same if have lots of food. In the winter while men and boys hunted, woman and girls cooked the meat and made clothing made from animals hides.