Greg Johnson, a member of the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, is a hunter and traditional craftsman. In Hunting Deer, he shares how and why hunting is so important to his family and to his community’s health and way of life. He discusses how treaty rights for hunting allow his people to continue their traditional relationship with the natural world, including both respect for and dependence on the deer for food, crafts and traditional art.

The Ways is a series of stories from Native communities around the central Great Lakes. This online educational resource explores connections between traditional ways and those of today. Additional resources including an interactive map, student learning questions, and an essay can be found at:
theways.org/story/hunting-deer

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