The premise of this study is to create a Ojibwe family, a birch bark house for them to live in and all the Ojibwe bits and bobs to go with a lifestyle congruent with the Ojibwe tribe. The first thing we did was attempt to make a wigwam from twigs and fake Birchbark. I’ll reveal this when we have finished. The next thing was to dress our Ojibwe family, who consist of a male (actually a female doll who we hope will become a male as time passes and we add traditionally male accessories to his/her body!), a female and their baby. We have chosen the simplest of clothes which they would have worn in the past. We will be adding to them as our study progresses, but for now I thought I would show you all how we went about making them. It really was very simple.
The Female Ojibwe Doll’s Clothing
The Male Doll’s Ojibwe Clothes
And here are the two dolls together, one male and one female (can you tell the difference yet?):
Dressing a Ojibwe baby