Early Ojibwe by: Jordan Krieger

Autumn/Dagwaagin

Wild Rice

A very important item to the Ojibwe was wild rice. In the Autumn the Ojibwe would go in a to lakes, in a canoe, where wild rice grew. The person in the front of the canoe would bend the wild rice stalks and tap the grain into the canoe, while the person in the back steered.

Camp and Activities

In Autumn, the Ojibwe people lived in camps by ponds, lakes or marshes where wild rice grew. Other activities the Ojibwe did in the Autumn were hunting duck and geese, and collecting late berries. Men and women also caught fish and preserved them for the coming winter.