Ojibwe Public Art, Ostrom Private Lives
Elinor and Vincent Ostrom traveled extensively during their years as scholars, and one of their favorite locations was the cabin they built on Manitoulin Island in Canada. They spent many summers there writing, enjoying the island, and collecting Ojibwe art and objects. Looking at these materials allows us to learn more about Ojibwe public art and its role in preserving and communicating culture and heritage. It also allows us a glimpse into the private lives of the Ostroms.