Image from “Seasons of Change: Labor, Treaty Rights, and Ojibwe Nationhood” book cover. Viewed online.

The Lake Superior Ojibwes of Wisconsin and Minnesota faced dramatic economic, political, and social changes from the 1870s to the 1930s.

Examining a period that began with the tribe’s removal to reservations until the Indian New Deal, this text explores the link between the Ojibwes’ efforts to maintain their tribal sovereignty and labor traditions and practices. Learn how the tribe strategically used treaty rights claims over time to uphold its right to work and to maintain their traditional Ojibwe way of life.

Contributed by Chantal Norrgard