Native Ways of Temagami:
historical and modern survival gear and skills, crafts and spiritual items of Native culture
Original photographs are licensed under Creative Commons License.
from Historical Map of Temagami by Craig MacDonald. Scan from map belonging to Doug Turner.
Making of a TobogganThe Anishnaabe word for it is nobugidaban, from nobug, flat, and daban, drag, "Toboggan" is a French mispronunciation of the word.
Making a handle for an axeCourtesy of Sevan and Alex Mathias
Winter beaver trap in a riverCourtesy of Alex Mathias of Obabika lake.
Skinning a beaverCourtesy of Alex Mathias
Artifacts from Obabika lake
Alex Mathias found these arrowheads and projectiles on the beach of Obabika lake near his homestead. Age estimation was done by an archeologist. Courtesy of Alex Mathias.
Crafts and items from the cabin of Alex Mathias of Obabika lakeCourtesy of Alex Mathias.
Courtesy of Alex Mathias
Dreamcatchers from Obabika
A knife from a moose bone.driftwood, leather stripe, split and sharpened moose thigh bone - by N.K.
Moccasins from moose hide
This is what I came across while living on Bear island and in Temagami in 2003-2005 by the Grace of the Great Mystery and due to good will and sharing of the following Anishnabai:
Alex Mathias, Leo Paul, Tom Friday, Mary Katt, Woody Becker, Gloria Katt, Doug Turner, Gwen Katt and many others.
Neodim Kollobok. Temagami, 2002-2005.