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Ojibwa in eHRAF World Cultures: an Ethnographic Database for Cross-Cultural Research

The Ojibwa communities range from southern and northwestern Ontario, northern Michigan and Wisconsin, and Minnesota, to North Dakota and southern and central Manitoba and Saskatchewan. The four main Ojibwa groups are the Northern Ojibwa, or Saulteaux; the Plains Ojibwa, or Bungi; the southeastern Ojibwa; and the southwestern Chippewa. The Ojibwa economy was mixed, combining fishing, hunting, and gathering with gardening (in the south) and trade, particularly the fur trade. The Plains Ojibwa turned more to bison hunting. By the 1850s, their land base and population had been severely reduced by United States removal policies, disease, and the overall pressures of heavy European American settlement, especially in more southern areas

You can find more information on the Ojibwa in eHRAF World Cultures, a unique ethnographic database for cross-cultural research. Contact Human Relations Area Files at www.yale.edu/hraf for a password access to eHRAF.

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