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•The Ojibwe •By Chelsea Munro •Region • They live all around the Great Lakes. • The climate is 11 degrees F (12 C). There’s a river called Red River Valley. •Animals • These are some of the animals in the Eastern Woodland. • Some of the big animals are moose, elk, coyotes, wolves, and bears. • The smaller animals are muskrat, bobcats, lynx, porcupines, and raccoons. • The water animals are beaver, fish, and otters. •Food • The Ojibwe eat woodland animals like deer, elk, bear, beaver, and buffalo. • They gather berries, wild rice, fruit, and nuts. • They plant corn, beans, squash, and pumpkins. •Shelter • Wigwams have tied woven mats. • Inside their frame is covered in bark. • They roll the bark to a new camp. •Eastern Woodland Plants • The trees are pine, oak, maple, basswood, ash, elm, and cottonwood. • That’s all the plants. •Today • There are 190,000 Ojibwes. • They got money to buy their land back. • Today they still have their traditions to celebrate. •Clothing • For clothing, women wore dresses, moccasins, headdresses, cloth blouses, jackets, face paint, and coin necklaces. • The men wore breech cloths and leggings. • The boys wore war paint too. •Family Life • Children had less time to play because they did chores. • Elders told stories. • Women were farmers. •European Influence • Europeans brought diseases to the animals, and the animals carried diseases to the Ojibwe. • Europeans caused wars. They pushed tribes into each other’s land. • They traded beaver fur. • The Ojibwe were forced to move. •Other • They made wampum belts that told stories about families. • They also made birch bark boxes. • Boys played lacrosse.
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