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Daily Life in Olden Times
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Woodland Ojibwa
(Chippewa) Indians


Who were the Ojibwa?

The Ojibwa and Chippewa are the same tribe. Some of the other ways their name has appeared is Ojibweg, Ojibwey, Otchipwe, and Chippeway. This tribe of Indians called themselves "original men".

They lived in the northern Great Lakes Region. They were skilled hunters and trappers. They rarely used horses or hunted buffalo.

Why did the Ojibwa hide pebbles in moccasins? What is a Charcoal Sad Face? How do you play Butterfly Hide and Seek? What is a Dream Catcher? Who was the Everything Maker?

Welcome to the Woodland Ojibwa/Chippewa Indians in Olden Times.

What did the Ojibwa/Chippewa eat?

How did the Ojibwa/Chippewa live?
Clans, Marriage, No Names, Winter Camps,
Summer Villages, Government, Good Manners

Night Messages



The Arrow Maker

Picture Messages

Ojibwa Kids, Self Control, Age Names,
Toys for Boys and Girls, Charcoal Sad Faces

Butterfly Hide and Seek - a quiet game

The Moccasin Pebble Game - a noisy game

Lacrosse - a warrior's game

Sep - a funny bedtime story game


Dream Catchers

The Everything Maker (Wise Owl)

The Invisible Warrior (myth, powerpoint)

Ojibwa Magic Lantern Show (Public Radio)

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