Early Ojibwe

Summer Niibin


In the summer time the Ojibwe would play the popular game Lacrosse. Both men and women would split up into teams and play on a large open field where they had room to play. They played with sticks with a pouch on the end to catch and throw a leather ball. The rules were, that whatever team had the most points win.

Summer Foods

During the summer, one of the activities they did was picking berries. The forest had tons of berries such as strawberries, juneberries, blueberries and more. The Ojibwe women planted squash, corn, pumpkins, and potatoes. When the women were not working on their crops they would pick berries.