The Ojibwe Seasonal Cycle


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Enter our Ojibwe exhibit and follow the Anishinaabe on their journey to Minnesota and through the four seasons. The Ojibwe are seasonal people who move with the earth’s changes to gather and preserve food for year round use in order to survive in the frigid northern climate. They call themselves the Anishinaabe which means Original Men. Europeans have called them Ojibwe, Ojibwa, or Chippewa.  They migrated west from the east coast following a prophecy that they would journey until they reached a place where food grew on water (wild rice). Spring is the time for maple sugaring, Summer for gathering berries and other foods, Fall for wild ricing, and Winter for hunting and trapping as well as storytelling.

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