Ojibwe Indians. The Chippewa Indians, also known as the Ojibway or Ojibwe, lived mainly in Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, and Ontario. They speak a form of the Algonquian language and were closely related to the Ottawa and Potawatomi Indians.
The Chippewa today are of mixed blood, mostly Native, French and English. Many live on reservations in Canada and the United States (Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Montana and North Dakota).
The most populous tribe in North America, the Ojibwe live in both the United States and Canada and occupy land around the entire Great Lakes, including in Minnesota, North Dakota, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Ontario.
Woodland Chippewa lived in houses called wigwams which were made of birch-bark. Chippewa living in the Great Plains region lived in tipis made of animal hide in order to accommodate their nomadic lifestyle. Because there were so many bands of Chippewa (Ojibway), they relied on each other for trading.
There are seven original clans: Crane, Loon, Bear, Fish, Marten, Deer and Bird.
Religion. The Ojibwa religion was mainly self centered and focused on the belief in power received from spirits during visions and dreams. Some of the forces and spirits in Ojibwa belief were benign and not feared, such as Sun, Moon, Four Winds, Thunder and Lightning.
The Ojibwe, Ojibwa, Chippewa, or Saulteaux are an Anishinaabe people in what is currently southern Canada and the northern Midwestern United States. There are 77,940 mainline Ojibwe; 76,760 Saulteaux; and 8,770 Mississauga, organized in 125 bands. They live from western Quebec to eastern British Columbia.
Name(s) of Tribe: Chippewa, also known as Ojibwe or Anishinabe. ( Ojibwe and Chippewa are actually even the same word, just pronounced differently with accent).
The Ojibwe call themselves ” Anishinaabeg,” which means the “True People” or the “Original People.” Other Indians and Europeans called them “Ojibwe” or “Chippewa,” which meant “puckered up,” probably because the Ojibwe traditionally wore moccasins with a puckered seam across the top.
How did the Ojibwe people give back to the natural world whenever they harvested plants or hunted animals? They offerer gifts of food and tobacco.
Definitions of Chippewa. noun. a member of an Algonquian people who lived west of Lake Superior. synonyms: Ojibwa, Ojibway.
Games: The Ojibwa used games to teach their children many things, including good behavior, safe behavior, and other important manners and skills. These games were creative and fun, and are still enjoyed today. They include Butterfly Hide and Seek, and Moccasin Pebble.
Wabanquot (from the Ojibwe Waabaanakwad: White Cloud) was born at Gull Lake, Minnesota, around 1830. He succeeded to the office of chief of the Ojibwa at the death of his father, Waubojeeg, one of the principal chiefs for the Gull Lake Band of Mississippi Chippewa.
Anishinaabemowin (also called Ojibwemowin, the Ojibwe/Ojibwa language, or Chippewa ) is an Indigenous language, generally spanning from Manitoba to Québec, with a strong concentration around the Great Lakes.