Anishinaabeg - Culture & Society

Anishinaabe Clans

Awaazisii (Fish, Bullhead) 

· Namabin (Catfish)

· Nebaunaubay (Merman)

· Nama (Sturgeon)

· Kenozhe (Pike)

· Udekumaig (Whitefish)

· Sucker

Bazwenaazhi (Crane, Echo-Maker) 

· Ojeejok (Crane)

· Omegeeze (Eagle)

Aan'aawenh (Loon, Pintail Duck) 

· Mong (Loon)

· Nekah (Goose)

· Cormorant

Nooke (Bear) 

· Makwa (Bear)

Moozoonii (Little Moose) 

· Moose

· Ahdik (Reindeer)

Waabizheshi (Marten, remnants of the Mundua)

Moieties and Clans

Anishinaabe doodems (clans) were exogamous and patrilineal, similar to the Cree and somewhat different from the Omaha type found among other Central Algonquians. The moieties or the phratries are in bold and the clans in normal lettering.

Noshnape (Potawatomi) Clans

  

· Moah (Wolf)

· Mko (Bear)

· Muk (Beaver)

· Misshawa (Elk)

· Maak (Loon)

· Knou (Eagle)

· Nma (Sturgeon)

· Nmapena (Carp)

· Mgezewa (Bald Eagle)

· Chekwa (Thunder)

· Wabozo (Rabbit)

· Kakagshe (Crow)

· Wakeshi (Fox)

· Penna (Turkey)

· Mketashshekakah (Black Hawk) 

Moieties & Clans


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