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Potawatomi. By: klea. Moccasins. Their moccasins were designed for their specific environment. Moccasins were usually made of deer, moose, elk, or buffalo. Clothing. Girls wore long deer skin dresses. Men wore breechcloths and deer skin shirts.

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Potawatomi

By: klea


Moccasins

  • Their moccasins were designed for their specific environment.

  • Moccasins were usually made of deer, moose, elk, or buffalo.


Clothing

  • Girls wore long deer skin dresses.

  • Men wore breechcloths and deer skin shirts.

  • Potawatomi people adapted European costume such as a cloth , blouses, and jackets decorating them with fancy beadwork and ribbon.


Jewelry

  • Girls wore jewelry.

  • The jewelry had beads and shells.


Natural Recourses

  • Potawatomi hunters and warriors used bows and arrows and wooden clubs.

  • Other Potawatomi tools included spouts and buckets for trapping maple sap , knockers for harvesting wild rice, and snowshoes for traveling in the winter.


Natural recourses (continued)

  • The Potawatomi used dogs as pack animals.

  • They helped them find food and Natural recourses.


Food

  • The Potawatomi cocked deer tong.

  • The Potawatomi thought tabboco.

  • The Potawatomi made fene from the nut of the beech tree.


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Climate

  • Potawatomi weather was the same as the weather we have today.

  • Potawatomi had all sorts of weather like we do.

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Potawatomi

  • The name Potawatomi can be spelled two different ways.

  • The Potawatomi were very poor.

  • Canoeing is still popular within the Potawatomi.


Potawatomi

  • The Potawatomi, Ojibwa , and Ottawa were called the three fires.

  • The Potawatomi’s nickname is “the younger brother”.


Potawatomi

  • The three fires shared the same culture.

  • Most lived in the same type of dome-shape homes , made of bark and young trees , called wigwams.


Facts

  • They built canoes of birch bark.

  • They hunted deer and moose in Michigan’s forests , and used the skins and furs to make clothing and moccasins.


Facts

  • They grew corn , beans , and squash and tapped maple trees in spring for their sweet sap.


Potawatomi

  • All three lived in small groups called bands.

  • Each band was made up of several clans , or groups of families with a common ancestors.


Facts

  • Each clan had a totem , an animal that was special to it , such as beaver , bear , eagle , hawk , or turtle.


Facts

  • Children belonged to the same clan and had the same clan and had the same totem animal as their father , and people who shared the same totem could not marry.


The Anishinabeg Today

  • More than 60,000 Native Americans live in Michigan today.

  • The largest group are the Ojibwa.


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Resources

  • Michigan Books

  • Research

  • Wikipedia

  • Notes


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