ERIC Number: ED218024
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
The Ojibwe People.
Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul.
Through the centuries, the Ojibwe moved westward to Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, and Manitoba, Canada. Every Ojibwe person inherited membership in a clan or totem from the father. Parents taught their children, talked with them, told them stories, corrected them, and taught them by setting good examples. Boys learned everything they needed to know as hunters and warriors. Girls learned things they needed to know when grown up. During the winter, each family group lived alone in the forest, hunting in a section where only family members were allowed. In spring, they lived in sugar bush, tapping trees for sap to make sugar. During summer, they lived together in small villages, planted gardens, visited friends, held religious and ceremonial feasts and dances, played group games, and made war on tribal enemies to avenge previous defeats and gain honors in battle. Autumn was the time for harvesting rice and gathering and storing food. Through all their seasonal tasks, the Ojibwe, a deeply religious people, remembered the Great Spirit. Their religion was mainly each one's relation with his personal guardian spirit, which they found when they learned to fast as children. (NQA)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, Cultural Background, Cultural Traits, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Life, Life Style, Migration Patterns, Parent Child Relationship, Religious Factors, Social History, Supplementary Reading Materials, Tribes
MHS Order Dept., 1500 Mississippi St., St. Paul, MN 55101 ($2.50).
Publication Type: Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul.