In the winter it was about hardwork but When the children finished there daily chores They found many ways to have fun in the winter snow.They slid down hills on tobbogans and tree bark they also did fun races by tieing snow shoes to their feet and had races through out the woods.Sometimes they payed competitive games like snow-snake. When it got dark they got sent to the storytellers to learn stories passed down form generation to generation.
This is what there Snow shoes looked like!
This is a picture of the Snow-Snake one of the fun games they played.
This were they heard storytelling of stories pased down from generations to generations also to be calmed down after being wild and playing in snow and to learn valuble lessons
Hunting and Needs for winter.
Hunting and Winter needs for Winter Biboon
The Ojibwe had secluded camps in the woods far way from other familes because the game was scarce and they wanted it to be a fair hunt.Also, the men and boys in the faimlies hunted and trapped animals to make sure they family was fully supplied. The really skilled hunters may not have come back for days or weeks at a time, so the older women wove fish nets and watched the younger children while they hunting.The women also cooked all of the meat and sewed all of the clothes.If they had any extra meat that they couldnt eat right away when that happend the women would cut the extra meat into strips and dry them over a fire to be eaten later also one of there customs where to give other faimlies any meat that they didnt need or give away any meat that they had to help them the custom was that if we starve we will all starve together.