Ojibwe/Chippewa

"Original Person"

Past History

In the past the Ojibwe tribe lived in the northern U.S. Their problems were that women couldn't be chiefs, and the men had to go to war.


http://www.bigorrin.org/chippewa_kids.htm

Present History

Today the Ojibwe tribe lives in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, southern Canada, Ontario,Manitoba, and Saskatchewan. They face problems like some speaking English and some Ojibwe.


http://www.bigorrin.org/chippewa_kids.htm

Food

Clothes

Women wore were long dresses with removable sleeves, and men wore breech cloths and leggings. Everyone wore moccasins for shoes. In bad weather everyone wore ponchos or cloaks.

http://www.native_languages.org/clothing.htm

Homes

The homes they lived in are called the tipi, wigwam, tepee grass house, wattle, daub house, chickee, adobe house, eathern house, plank house, igloos, and brush settlers.


http://www.native_languages.org/houses.htm



Tools

The tools the Ojibwe used were bows and arrows, cluns, flails, hide shieds, shares, plaeo Indian, and arrow hands.


http://www.bigorrin.org/chippewa_kids.htm

Games

The boys hunted and fished with their fathers and also lacrosse, but the girls played with dolls.



http://www.bigorrin.org/chippewa_kids.htm


Interesting Facts

Sometimes the Ojibwe tribe speaks Ojibwe and sometimes English. Ojibwe is a musical language. When the tribe didn't have cars they used birchbark canoes to travel.



http://www.bigorrin.org/chippewa_kids.htm