Native American Religion
The Chippewa tribe is a popular adaptation of the Ojibwa tribe. It is one of the largest Native American tribes in North of Mexico, whom range are along both shores of Lake Huron and Superior, extending from Minnesota Turtle Mountains, North Dakota. Even though strong in numbers and occupation of extensive territory, the Chippewa were never very prominent in history of Native American tribes. They owe their unpopularity from the period of colonial wars. In their tradition they are part of a larger Algonquian body, which also includes Ottawa and Potawatomi tribes, but separated into certain divisions when it reached Mackinaw. The Chippewa’s are part of the Woodland and Plain Indians. Only because of where they settled and lived, they had wigwams, dome shaped homes that have strips of tree bark on their outer layer, homes. Inside of them they were bulrush mats. Chippewa’s slept under the bearskin and deerskin blankets. Their clothes were made of buffalo skin, and shoes (moccasins) were made from deer hide. They adorned their clothes with beads, feathers, and animal quills. Children collected firewood and maple tree sap. Women’s roles were cooking, packing things when the tribe decided to move, and take care of her children. Men’s roles were the hunt, construct the homes and handle the cropping. The Jesuits, in the mid-1600’s, were the first that recognized the Chippewa’s. They were engaged in the “fur” trade with the French travelers, and many of the Frenchmen also married Chippewa women in the tribe. Chippewa warriors also joined French in the fight vs. the English in the French and Indian War. During the American Revolution, they supported the British because they were more concerned that the new settled American would take over all of the Indian Territory.
The creation of the Chippewa tribes begins with a beginning before people and animals. A woman lived alone in a cave. She ate the roots and fruits of the plants inside. But...
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