Early Ojibwe

Winter-Biboon

Ojibwe Winter Camps

In the winter the Ojibwe went to secluded camps in the woods away from other families. They do this because the animals that the Ojibwe needed to survive, were scarce. Each Ojibwe family lived miles away from each other in their own cluster of wigwams.

Ojibwe Family Jobs

Each person in a Ojibwe family had a job during the winter. The men and boys went to hunt and trap fresh meat for food and the women cooked and sewed all the clothes. The older women wove fishing net and watched the kids. The Ojibwe children had to collect firewood and other chores but when they were done they would slid down hills on toboggans and birch bark.