Presentation on theme: "The Chippewa Indians By: Larissa and Ruby 12/9/2009."— Presentation transcript:
1 The Chippewa IndiansBy: Larissa and Ruby12/9/2009
2 Where They LivedThe Chippewa Indians lived in the woodlands of the following states:MichiganWisconsinMinnesotaParts of CanadaSmall part of North DakotaMinnesotaCanadian FlagWisconsinNorth Dakotawoodlands
3 Chippewa Indians ate the following: What They AteChippewa Indians ate the following:Maple sugarSugar cakesFishGame animalsBlueberriesChokeberriesJune berriesPlantsManomin (wild rice)Venison (deer meat)riceSpear-fishingHarvesting ricedeerblueberriesfishBrown bear
4 Their HousesThe Chippewa lived in wigwams(circular houses, sometimes 12 feet in diameter; sometimes 6 feet long!)Wigwams were usually make of wooden pole frames covered with bulrushes(a kind of bark).A blanket usually covered the doorway.A fire hole was directly above the fire; it let smoke drift out of the wigwam.
5 Their Houses(continued) The Chippewa also slept in teepees.Teepees stood strong in cold and hot weather.The Chippewa used 8-20 different animal skins to cover their teepees!Real image of a Chippewa bulrush wigwam!WigwamTeepee
6 What they slept onChippewa Indians usually slept on thin mattresses made of deer hide and filled with feathers. This was usually put on top of cedar branch frames and used to sleep. This was what they used for beds.
7 Their ClothingClothes were made out of buckskin(deer hide). Jackets were decorated with beadwork. Look below for some examples.Some examples of Chippewa clothing
8 Chippewa Clothing(continued) More examples of Chippewa clothingAbove: Chippewa beadwork
9 Impact of EuropeansThe French and the Chippewa Indians became very friendly with each other.The British wanted to own the land the Chippewa Indians lived on.The French helped the Chippewa Indians fight against the British in the French and Indian war.
10 BeliefsThe Chippewa Indians believed in celebrating ‘pow-wows’- a gathering that lasts for two to four days.During pow-wows, dancers competed for prizes, everyone tasted varieties of food, people danced for fun, and ceremonies were performed.
11 Beliefs(continued)The Chippewa Indians believed in dream catchers, a device made of thread or string with a hole in the center. Dream catchers are used for capturing the bad dreams(which get tangled up in the web) and letting the good dreams pass through(they pass through the hole in the center).
12 Beliefs(continued)This is an image of a dream catcher
13 Two Chippewa Symbols Above: symbol means ‘bear dead’ Above: symbol means ‘bear alive’
14 ConclusionWe worked very hard on this PowerPoint, so we hope that you have learned from and enjoyed our project about the Chippewa/Ojibwa Native Americans.
15 BibliographyTodd, Anne M. The Ojibwa People of the Great Lakes (American Indian Nations). New York: Bridgestone Books, 2002.Lomberg, Michelle. The Ojibwa (American Indian Art and Culture). New York: Weigl, 2004.Osinski, Alice. Chippewa. Chicago: Childrens, 1987.DeAngelis, Therese. The Ojibwa: Wild Rice Gatherers (Blue Earth Books: America's First Peoples). New York: Blue Earth Books, 2003."Media Center - Welcome." Web. 11 Dec <http://www.digitalbcs.com/mc>.