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Dakota and Ojibwe

Mni Sota Makoce Dakota term that inspired the name of our state
tipi a cone-shaped house made by stretching animal skins over a frame of wooden poles
generosity The habit of giving without expecting anything in return
kinship close connections with one's relatives
extended family all relatives, including parents, children, grandparents, cousins, aunts, and uncles
income money or other benefits received in payment for goods or services
human capital the knowledge and skills individuals have that enhance their ability to earn income
respect expression of courtesy and consideration toward others
wigwam a round dwelling made out of poles and saplings and covered with sheets of birchbark or woven mats
birchbark the bark, or outer covering of a birch tree
migration the process of moving from one region or country to another
wild rice a tall grass that grows in shallow, still waters is an edible plant and important to Ojibwe culture
maple sugar sweet substance made by boiling sap from a maple tree
corn most important crop grown by the Ojibwe in the summer
alliance an agreement made between two or more nations (or allies) to cooperate for specific reasons
sovereign self-ruling and independent
Two ways the Dakota showed generosity shared their food with anyone who needed food and by giving a gift to someone in honor of someone else
How the Dakota show respect to others lowering their eyes, speaking softly, walking carefully in their tipis and using kinship titles like, "uncle"
Another name for Dakota Sioux
Another name for Ojibwe Chippewa or Anishinaabe
Anishinaabe means original people
How the Dakota view history In a circle
There are seven bands within the Dakota nation. What do they call these bands? The seven council fires
Number of stops the Ojibwe would make on their journey from the east coast seven
What the Ojibwe would find at the last stop on their journey food that grew on water - wild rice
What the Ojibwe did in the spring made maple sugar, made canoes, hunted
What the Ojibwe did in the summer ceremonial feasts, planted vegetables, played lacrosse
What the Ojibwe did in the autumn (fall) harvested wild rice, collected berries, hunted, fished
What the Ojibwe did in the winter hunted, cooked, went sledding, played games, told stories
The Dakota and Ojibwe are are sovereign nations. What decisions are they able to make on their own? where to live, who to trade, who to fight
Why the Dakota and Ojibwe form an alliance in 1679 To stay at peace, the Dakota allowed the Ojibwe into their land and the Ojibwe gave the Dakota trade goods
Maude Kegg Ojibwe artist and storyteller
Charles Eastman Spent his childhood among the Dakota and later wrote books about the Dakota
Season in which the Ojibwe didn't hunt or rarely hunted summer
What two seasons did the Ojibwe play lacrosse summer and winter
Who did the fishing during the warm months Ojibwe women
Who did the fishing during the cold months Ojibwe men
A way the Ojibwe improved their human capital girls helped their mothers grow corn and make clothes
Ways people improve their human capital practice their skills, receive education, stay healthy and productive and connecting with people
How the badger got his home back in "The Badger and the Bear" The avenger appeared and the bear family left
The rule the man in "The Ghost-Wife" story have to follow never raise his voice in the tipi
Created by: wiltsb