Totem animals were the Ojibwe form of government and also defined individuals. The Ojibwe belief was that EVERY type of plant has a use, given to them by the Creator: Gitchi Manitou. There are no weeds in the Ojibwe world. The five largest totems are: Caribou, Black Bear, Grey Wolf, Canada Lynx and Moose.* Other totems include: Timber Rattlesnake, Bald Eagle, Sandhill Crane, Channel Catfish, Common Loon, Pine Marten, Northern Pike, Merman, Double-Crested Cormorant, Canada Goose, White Sucker, Sturgeon, Lake Whitefish, North American Beaver, Herring Gull, Red-Tailed Hawk.