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The Chippewa also known as Ojibewa or Ojibwe Tribe form part of the Algonquian family. They are known to be the biggest and the most widespread but besides this point they are also known for their cultural beliefs and arts.
The Chippewa originally comes from Ojibewa Tribe. In 1660 The Ojibewa Tribe migrated westward and divided into three groups and Chippewa being one of the groups. They are called Anishabeg as well meaning the “first” or “original people”. The Chippewa are located near the shore of Lake Superior while the other two groups Potawatomi and Ottawa are located near Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. The Chippewa Tribe had many contact with Europeans which they picked up different things from the Europeans. This isn’t the only thing that changes them from other tribes though.
The Chippewa are differed from many other tribes nearby because having a “puckered” style. They would all use a moccasin style that is different from many tribes. Due to them having contacts with the French they became more known for their beadworks. The way they would do the beadwork was just like how they learned from the French but varied a little. The women and young ladies started making beadworks at a mid-age of the time the Chippewa were all together. The women would use a needle and put beads on clothing or other fabrics. They would also make jewelry out of this. Their beadworks were different style because of their “puckered”. While the women did this of course the men and the young boys went hunting like any tribe would.
Their beliefs weren’t quite the same as the rest of their “cousin/family” tribe. They had and still have name calling ceremony where a dog would be the sacrificial lamb for the Gods. Although today they don’t do this anymore but still use drums, pipes, prayers for their ceremonies. The ceremonies used cowry shell as well. They would use these shells to show that there was a big trade network across the continent at some point.
The use of petroforms, petroglyphs, and pictographs was common throughout the Chippewa Tribes. Petroforms and medicine wheels were to teach that there was four season because there was four spirits or commanders that responded to each season. Also besides being the four seasons it represented the four directions: North, South, West and East.
The Chippewa nowadays still follow some of these ceremonies or still believe in them. They are still located near Lake Superior and just like their ancestors they have their own rules, government, laws, police.
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