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The Use of Birchbark by the Ojibwa Indians

The Woodlands Indians comprised the many tribes from several different North American language stocks inhabiting the vast area extending from Ontario and Minnesota eastward to the Atlantic Ocean. The Ojibwa Indians, an Algonkian speaking Woodlands people, originally lived at the east end of Lake Superior. During the fur trade, they moved north and westward until they had spread over the largest geographic area occupied by one tribal group in North America. During the 19th century, in this country they gradually ceded most of their land in treaties with the government and settled on numerous reservations, principally in Minnesota, Wisconsin ...

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