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Children's Nonfiction Native American

Life in an Anishinabe Camp

by (author) Niki Walker

Crabtree Publishing Company
Initial publish date
Oct 2002
Native American, General, Customs, Traditions, Anthropology
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  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Oct 2002
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  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Oct 2002
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Beautiful artwork helps illuminate the daily lives of the Anishinabe, or "first people", also known as the Chippewa or Ojibwa. Living in the Western Great Lakes region, the Anishinabe adapted to each season by changing camp locations to better suit the changing weather. Fascinating text describes clan life, different camps for different seasons, how wigwams and other dwellings were built, hunting, clothing, celebrations, and the roles of men and women.

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Life in an Anishinabe Camp

This book is one in the series Native Nations of North America. Anishinabe means “the people” who are also known as the Ojibway and Chippewa. They lived in the Great Lakes region for thousands of years. The book describes how the Anishinabe interacted with their environment; traveling as each season provided different plants and animals. They gathered the wild rice that grew on the lakes in the early autumn and collected sap from maple trees in the late winter. Extended families lived in wigwams, which they carried with them when they traveled. Also included is information on Anishinabe beliefs, workloads, camp life, children’s education, roles and responsibilities, and how contact with the Europeans created conflicts and forced change. The material is presented in a well-organized and interesting way, with key words in bold. A glossary is included.

Source: The Association of Book Publishers of BC. Canadian Aboriginal Books for Schools. 2008-2009.

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