The left side of the drawing is of the tribe, dancing around a campfire, out in the wilderness. This side resembles the Ottawa Tribe in the past. The right side is of the tribe, but modern day. There is one member outside of a house, in a more developed place.
Moccasins are to make life easier, and more comfortable. When outdoors shoes where very helpful. These where made from around 1825-1835. Many pairs of moccasins have been made, even after for recreational use and for historic purposes. This pair can be found in a museum.
This document shows some of the Ottawa language on this document. This document was written by Jotham Meeker. He is a missionary among Native Americans. This orthography is about the language, and is one of the first documents.
In the annual tribal powwow, the tribe being the Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma, dances are danced. They celebrate and had music. They had more dances then just at the powwow, though.
This drawing shows a couple of tribe members meeting over something. They look like they are meeting with a stranger that has different wares, and are being exposed to the world outside of the tribe.
All American Indian tribes grew crops. All American Indian tribes hunted. The Ottawans, being a tribe, also did those in the past. Farming and growing crops is pretty simple, unlike hunting. A very common target while hunting was deer. 1 deer could provide enough meat to feed families for a long time. All the meat harvested from the deer is used to feed the tribe and provide them with energy and strength. Once a deer is found, all that is left is it to be killed and dragged back to camp where it will be cut and cured. Just like that, the tribe is fed.
The Ottawan tribe is originally from Canada. They were also known as the Odawans, and then they moved to the United States. The Ottawans are located within many state lines, one of which is Oklahoma. Our group was assigned with the Oklahoma part of the tribe. The regions are all connected but this just shows the tribal territory in the state of Oklahoma.
The main point of a tipi, or teepee, is to be able to pack up home and move. Tipi's are common in almost every tribe. Ottawans no longer use tipi's, for they live in normal housing, except for their annual powwows. Ottawans have them set up for the powwow.
A photograph of a big group of people from the Ottawa tribe (mostly children) . They are next to an old rustic building. I think the building might be a school probably because of all the children and the school bell at the top.