During our visit to Lac du Flambeau we had a chance to visit the Ojibwe Museum and Cultural Center downtown.
Nov-Feb, Tue-Thur 10am-2pm
This was a great chance to further our education on the Ojibwe culture and see how they lived. Photography is allowed without flash. Lets go in!
Upon walking through the doors we heard the sound of Indian flutes and wildlife sounds. It turned out to be the music of Marina Raye. The album they were playing as background was called Nature’s Enchantment, we got a copy to bring home from their gift shop. Here is a sample of her music.
A brief history of the Ojibwe in the Lac du Flambeau region.
In the center of the round museum is a 4-season Diorama depicting how and what the Ojibwe do to gather food and other crafts and traditions practiced.
They even had cut outs to take your picture with.
A bead exhibit, on both clothing and a loom.
The Fur Trader Exhibit
Inside the trading post.
A wood face box
Birch Bark Shelter
World Record Sturgeon caught.
Dugout and Birchbark Canoes
And one of the most important activity using one of these canoes, harvesting wild rice in the late summer/early autumn. Learn more about this in the Fall diorama. Click to enlarge picture.
Here is how it is done in the traditional way.
We concluded our visit here with a stop in the gift shop. We got the cd of the music we heard during our visit, as well as maple syrup and maple sugar.
Your purchase here benefits the museum. An extra donation is also welcome. Thanks for stopping by!