Michigan’s First People Click on a picture to learn more! The roles of Women and Men Food Homes Native Americans of Today ...
Michigan Native American Food <ul><li>Michigan Indians ate vegetables like corn, beans and squash.  They made flour out of...
Women and Men Jobs <ul><li>Women did work around the village. </li></ul><ul><li>Women and older girls took care of the you...
Birchbark Wigwams <ul><li>Some tribes in Michigan built their homes out of bark from birch trees.  </li></ul><ul><li>They ...
Michigan Reservations and Pow Wows <ul><li>Today many Native Americans live on reservations through out the United States....
Ojibwe Language <ul><li>The language Ojibwe tribes spoke were considered to be Algonquin. </li></ul><ul><li>Click here to ...
Virtual Coloring Book <ul><li>Let’s Color!  Click  HERE. </li></ul>
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Michigan’s First People

  1. 1. Michigan’s First People Click on a picture to learn more! The roles of Women and Men Food Homes Native Americans of Today Ojibwe Language Virtual Coloring Book
  2. 2. Michigan Native American Food <ul><li>Michigan Indians ate vegetables like corn, beans and squash. They made flour out of dried corn. </li></ul><ul><li>They also ate rice, fish and other meat that they hunted. </li></ul><ul><li>Michigan Native Americans gathered nuts and berries. </li></ul><ul><li>They used maple sugar to make their food taste sweet. </li></ul>Click here to see how maple sugar is made and to read the Native American legend about maple syrup!
  3. 3. Women and Men Jobs <ul><li>Women did work around the village. </li></ul><ul><li>Women and older girls took care of the younger children. </li></ul><ul><li>They made the food and clothing. </li></ul><ul><li>Women pounded dried corn into flour. </li></ul><ul><li>They cared for the crops and cleaned and skinned animal hides. </li></ul><ul><li>The men were often away from the village hunting and trading. </li></ul><ul><li>The men made hunting tools and traded furs with the Europeans. </li></ul><ul><li>They made canoes, bows and arrows. </li></ul><ul><li>The men chipped arrowheads from stone. </li></ul><ul><li>The strong younger men were considered warriors to protect their people. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Birchbark Wigwams <ul><li>Some tribes in Michigan built their homes out of bark from birch trees. </li></ul><ul><li>They would cut and peel the bark off the trees and sew large pieces of it together. </li></ul><ul><li>Then they would drape and tie the sturdy bark over a frame built of sticks. </li></ul><ul><li>Click here to take a Virtual Woodland Tour to learn more! </li></ul>
  5. 5. Michigan Reservations and Pow Wows <ul><li>Today many Native Americans live on reservations through out the United States. </li></ul><ul><li>There are Michigan reservations in Mt. Pleasant and </li></ul><ul><li>Many Native Americans participate in Pow Wows to celebrate their heritage and culture. Dancing is one of the amazing events that happens at a Pow Wow. </li></ul><ul><li>Click on the words below to view some of the different dances that could be seen at a Pow Wow. </li></ul><ul><li>Jingle Fancy Shawl Fancy Feather Chicken </li></ul>
  6. 6. Ojibwe Language <ul><li>The language Ojibwe tribes spoke were considered to be Algonquin. </li></ul><ul><li>Click here to play the Ojibwe Language Game . </li></ul><ul><li>Click here to see the Anishinaabe Language Translation Guide . </li></ul>
  7. 7. Virtual Coloring Book <ul><li>Let’s Color! Click HERE. </li></ul>
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