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Ojibway Tales (Basil Johnson Titles) Paperback – October 1, 1993


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Product Details

  • Series: Basil Johnson Titles
  • Paperback: 188 pages
  • Publisher: Bison Books (October 1, 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0803275781
  • ISBN-13: 978-0803275782
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 5.9 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #795,134 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"What makes Ojibway Tales worth reading is the humor. It is a wonderfully communal humor that is delightful and at the same time powerful."—Thomas King, author of Medicine River and Green Grass, Running Water
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About the Author

Basil Johnston, an Ojibway who was born on the Parry Island Indian Reserve, is a linguist and lecturer in the department of ethnology at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. His other works include Ojibway Ceremonies (1990) and Ojibway Heritage (1990), both available as Bison Books.

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 14, 1997
Format: Paperback
This book deals with the side-splitting to the somber tales
of some of the Ojibwa (also called Chippewa) Nation, by
creating a non-existent (today) reservation and sub-tribe,
and giving an excellent view of life on-reservation for one
of the most relaxed groups of Natives you'll ever meet.
This book will make you giggle and cry, all at once!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 14, 1999
Format: Paperback
Basil Johnston has a uniquely captivating way of storytelling. Whether he's dealing with Ojibway tales or the story of his personal childhood in "Indian School Days", Johnston can be deemed a great First Nations author.
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I read a fair amount of books by or about Native Americans and their cultures, but this book is much different from all the rest. It is a collection of humorous tales that give the reader a far deeper understanding of First Peoples' societies than the typical anthropological tome. The book humanizes the Ojibway by realistically showing their interaction with each other, white people and nature. Sometimes clever, sometimes self-deprecating, but always interesting.
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