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OJIBWA NATION
THE SCHOOL AS AN ERASER
A NAME IS A NAME UNLESS
YOU DON’T HAVE ONE OR YOU
HAVE TOO MANY
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THE PEOPLE WHO FIRST LIVED IN
NORTHERN WISCONSIN WERE CALLED
ALL OF THE FOLLOWING:
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ANISHINABE
SAULTEUR
OJIBWE
CHIPPEWA
WHY DID THE ANISHINABE OR SAULTEIR OR
OJIBWE OR CHIPPEWA SETTLE IN NORTHERN
WISCONSIN?
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According to oral traditions, the Ojibwe
first lived on the Atlantic coast of North
America. About 500 years ago, the
ancestors of the Mille Lacs Band began
migrating west.
A New Home
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The Ojibwe's self-sufficient way of life
was affected by contact with other
people. The Ojibwe moved west to
escape the Iroquois Wars, avoid contact
with newcomers and their mysterious
and deadly diseases.
The Ojibwe tell the story of them migrating in this order:
1. turtle shaped island (Montreal) 2. Niagara falls3. the Detroit river
4. Manitoulin island 5. Sault Ste. Marie 6. Spirit Island island in Duluth
7. and Madeline island in the Apostle Island of Lk. Superior
Making Their Way To Wisconsin
Home Sweet Home
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Over a period of 500 years the Ojibwe
moved down the St. Lawrence to Saulte
Ste. Marie and eventually moved into
Madeline Island and to present day
Wisconsin
RESERVATIONS IN WISCONSIN
TODAY
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Bad River Ojibwe, Red Cliff Ojibwe, Lac du Flambeau, Ojibwe Menominee,Oneida
Mohican (Stockbridge- Munsee), Ho-Chunk ,St. Croix Ojibwe, Mole Lake Ojibwe,
Forest County Potawatomi ,Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe
Map of Wisconsin's Reservations
Lac du Flambeau
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In the mid -1700’s the Ojibwe settle at Lac
du Flambeau.
Trading, hunting, fishing, and harvesting
wild rice provide them with a livelihood.
Proud To Be An American
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In the the late 1890’s the United States
government determined that Indian
children should attend Indian boarding
schools.
The purpose of these schools was to make
the Indian into an American and lose their
allegiance to their tribe or reservation.
Capt. R. H. Pratt Founder of
Carlisle Indian School
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“We can end their existence among us as such separate people by a broad
and generous system of English education and training, which will reach all
the 50,000 children and in a few years remove all our trouble from them as
a separate people and as separate tribes among us, and instead of feeding,
clothing and caring for them from year to year, put them in condition to feed
clothe and care for themselves.ハ Our experiences in many individual cases
in the last few years make it evident that not only may we fit him to go and
come and abide in the land where ever he may choose, and so lose his
identity”
Lac du Flambeau Boarding
School
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Started in 1900.
Children were taken from parents and enrolled and lived
at the school during the year.
Patterned after military schools.
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Studied reading, writing, farming carpentry, cooking sewing.
Required to attend a protestant or Catholic service once
a week.
Received better food, clothing and shelter.
Forbidden to speak native tongue, wear Indian clothing,
or have long traditional hair.
Indian Boarding Schools were
for both boys and girls
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http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/whi/fullimage.asp?id=28062
WHAT WAS ERASED?
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In the 1930’s funding for federal Indian
schools was reduced.
Also, reformers demanded legislation
allowing Indians greater cultural freedom.
Lac du Flambeau boarding school and
others closed.
THE LOST GENERATION
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DID NOT KNOW THEIR NATIVE TONGUE.
DID NOT KNOW THE “WAYS OF THE
TRIBE.”
DID NOT KNOW HOW TO BE A LOVING,
NURTURING PARENT.
ASSIGNMENT
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DUE TOMORROW - WRITE A JOURNAL ENTRY THAT EXPLORES YOUR
RELATIONSIP WITH YOUR GRANDPARENT OR SOME OTHER ELDER WHO
PLAYED AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN YOUR LIFE. TELL ABOUT THE LESSON
AND VALUES YOU LEARNED FROM THAT PERSON. IF YOU HAVE NOT HAD
SUCH A RELATIONSHIP WITH ANYONE, DESCRIBE YOUR FEELINGS ABOUT
NOT HAVE SUCH A CONNECTION WITH AN ELDER.
DUE IN ONE WEEK - USING THE IMC AND COMPUTER LAB YOU ARE TO
MAKE A PRESTATION BOARD ON ONE INDIAN BOARDING SCHOOL. YOUR
REPORT MUST INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
LOCATION
WHO ATTENDED
COURSE OFFERINGS
AT LEAST ONE “ PERSONAL STORY” ABOUT THE SCHOOL - FROM A
STUDENT, TEACHER, PARENT, GOVERNMENTAL OR TRIBAL OFFICIAL.

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