Lac du Flambeau

Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin

There is more to a Lac du Flambeau family vacation than fishing, hiking, biking and winter sports. This small town in 'Up North' Wisconsin is the cultural pearl of the Northwoods. Hunters and gatherers, Native Americans, French fur traders and loggers all shaped Lac du Flambeau's early history. While there is little evidence of all but the Native Americans a trip to Lac du Flambeau offers families an opportunity to learn about an important segment of what came before. Tour Wa-swa-goning, replica of a 17th century Ojibwe village... Read More, as well as the Ojibwe Museum and Cultural Center, and in addition to learning about the Lac du Flambeau band of Lake Superior Ojibwe, find out how Lac du Flambeau got its name. And if you are in Lac du Flambeau on a summer Thursday take in a Pow-Wow. A family field trip has never been so much fun.
Fun Facts about the Ojibwe Indians
Ojibwe Birch Bark Hunting Shelters

Ojibwe Birch Bark Hunting Shelters

First People of America and Canada


There are lots of fun facts about the Ojibwe Indians. Did you know that:

  • The Ojibwe and Chippewa are one and the same. They are two different spellings of the same name.
  • The Ojibwe Indians live in the U.S. and Canada and in groups called bands.
  • The Ojibwe are the third largest Native American tribe in the United States. Only the Cherokee and Navajo are bigger.
  • The Ojibwe Indians are known for their use of birch bark. They once used it to make canoes and wigwams and even recorded Ojibwe history on birch bark scrolls.
  • In addition hunting and fishing, the Ojibwe harvested wild rice and berries and cultivated maize and squash.
  • Like other Native Americans, the Ojibwe traded with their neighbors. They traded copper, spears and arrowheads for things they didn't have.
  • The Ojibwe are considered heroes because they were the only Native American tribe to defeat the Sioux.
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