A new addition to the Explore section of the website is a single theme page dedicated to the material culture of the Ojibwe people that are currently in the Minnesota Historical Society’s holdings. The number of objects is over 2,000 and includes clothing, birchbark, tools, and government items.
The website is organized into different categories, making it easier for the user to find specific objects. Once in a category, it will lead to either a sub-category page or link to MNHS’ online search tool with the corresponding objects. These items were digitized as a result of a project to make the Ojibwe material more accessible.
Some of the highlights from the collection include a beaded jacket dated circa 1920s:
A wooden mold used for making maple sugar candy dated circa the early 20th century:
A pair of beaded moccasins dated circa 1999:
A wooden and leather lacrosse stick dated circa the early 20th century:
Visit the Ojibwe Material Culture site and explore for yourself!