By Robert E. Bieder
A background of local American tribes in Wisconsin, this account follows Wisconsin's Indian groups from the 1600s via 1960. It covers the ways in which local groups have striven to form and hold their traditions within the face of large exterior pressures.
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Other groups like the Sauk, Fox, and Prairie Potawatomi also maintained dual divisions, but-unlike those of the Menominee, Winnebago, and Miami-the divisions were not made according to descent or kin groups, but cut across clan lines. 13 As seen above, leadership in the community was hereditary, with leaders drawn from certain clans or, as anthropologist Charles Callender points out, really from lineages. Politics was highly ritualized. Political leadership almost certainly involved ceremonial leadership.
29 To acquire these foods, both groups were forced to move seasonally. In the summer several Ojibwa groups would gather at a known fishing site and erect a village of round dome-shaped lodges of birch bark. They would fish and enjoy a social gathering that included dancing, gambling, courting, picking berries, trading, forming new alliances or renewing old ones, and visiting or raiding other groups. Where soil and climate permitted, some corn and beans would be planted, but they were less important to the diet than fish, which were caught with bone hooks, or speared from canoes with harpoonlike devices, or scooped out of the water into canoes with nets.
These would be useful in communication with the spirit world. The pipestone would be made into pipes during the cold winter evenings, and the tobacco would be smoked or placed in the fire. Either way the burned to- 33 Copyrighted Material How They Lived in the Old Time bacco would summon the spirits and cause them to listen to Ojibwa prayers. Even the paints were sometimes offered to the spirits in hopes of blessings. Once on their way it would take several days for each of the small groups of about 20 to reach their first camps.
Native American Communities in Wisconsin, 1600-1960: A Study of Tradition and Change by Robert E. Bieder