Early Ojibwe Winter-Biboon

By, Josie Palacios

Hunting

The children and older men helped hunt for food during the winter. Some of the foods they hunted were moose, deer, and elk. The Ojibwe prepared all year for winter by trapping food and making wigwams to live in. They lived in secluded forests all winter. The will spread out because food is scarce in the winter and they want it to themselves.

Free time

When the children had time to play they would use snow shoes and toboggans in the snow. The women wove fish nets and made clothes for their families in the winter. The women looked after their children and made most of the meals.