Early Ojibwe

Summer-Niibin

Camps along the lakes and rivers and Ball play

In the summertime the Ojibwe lived in camps by the lakes and rivers. They also started to pack their things in birchbark canoes to head for the summer village. Also in the summer the Ojibwe played a team sport called Lacrosse. There were teams for both men and women. They played with a stick and a leather ball.

Diets in the Summer

The Ojibwe had a wide variety in the summer, First they had many berries some including strawberries,juneberries, raspberries and blueberries there are still more these are just some. The Ojibwe also planted and tended crops like corn (their biggest crop grown in summer),pumpkins,squash and potatoes. The men did not hunt so much in the summer to keep the animals from becoming extinct.