Early Ojibwe

Summer~Niibin

Summer Foods

They arrive along the lakes and rivers in early summer ready to spend the season there. The women get right to work at planting, they plant foods like pumpkins, squash, potatoes, and one of their most important crops corn. When the women were not tending the garden they picked the ripe berries as others went fishing with their woven nets they had made.

Summer Activities

There was not hunting in the summer but there was a lot of fun and games. The children liked to play games like lacrosse as they celebrated and had feasts and dances. The men also traveled around a lot to triad and battle their neighbors