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Unformatted text preview: polytheistic view of religion, meaning they worship many gods or spirits. Their main religious believe is the relationship between spirits and humans. They are also a patrilineal society, and extended family, sometimes up to second or third cousins, is very close. Like some other cultures, if the person is a far off relative in the kinship circle, they are allowed to marry. There are three key figures in Ojibwa life that the author talks about; the fur trade, the Midewiwin ceremonial complex, and Warfare. Although they don’t participate in intertribal warfare now, sending yound Indian men into the United States army is a way of keeping their culture. I thought it was interesting in the Introduction how the author used the term “peripheral peoples”, since we are learning that there aren’t better or worse people, just different cultures....
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- Spring '08
- Great Lakes, Ojibwa Indians, Lac du Flambeau, du flambeau band