Chippewa Indians I have decided to do the Chippewa Indians for my cultural piece.
I have decided to do this culture because I feel they have a good sense of design. They use many different colors as well as many shapes and sizes. It just goes hand in hand with the principle of design. The Chippewa tribe can also be referred to as the Ojibwe, Ojibway or Ojibwa in Canada.
The Chippewa tribe is originally from lands around Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. Most of the indians became hunters, fishers and farmers. The men would go out and hunt for animals and usually the women would stay home and farm. They often believed that supernatural beings controlled their farming fortunes, so they would perform rituals for healthy harvest. The ojibwe tribe also celebrated important times in people’s lives, such as reaching the age of puberty, getting married or being successful in battle. Ceremonial clothing, decorated with fur, feathers, quilling and beadwork, was worn for these events.
They also would make necklaces, earrings and bracelets from animal teeth, bones, claws, shells and stones. Ojibwe women would wear earrings before their marriage. After they got married, they would take them and attach them to a beaded necklace until their own daughters were old enough to wear them and the tradition would then carry on. Native American jewelry production began as early as 12,000 years ago. Paleo-Indians transformed materials like shell and stone into wearable jewelry. They would often use material that was nearby and easy to access. This includes things like, animal and fish. The bones of the animals could be carved into types of pendants, while stones, shells, and coral could be chipped into tiny beads for necklaces or clothing decorations.
The Native American tribe today continues to produce beautiful pieces of jewelry with modern materials like gold and titanium. One of the more famous colors in this culture is turquoise. Turquoise it the stone of happiness, health and good fortune. They would always put this color all over there clothes and belongings, as they believed heavily in the meanings. The other element is silver. This is the most common metal used by the tribe.
As it is easy for them to get and design with.