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This substantial volume presents a rich and varied collection of tales from the Ojibwe (Chippewa) tradition while also integrating material from associated Algonquian tribes who migrated westward for centuries before European contact. Ten Indian elders from the northwestern United States and Canada provide narratives in their native language, with English translations appearing on the facing pages. Each participant is profiled, and his contributions (assembled over several years) follow in numbered paragraphs. These contributions present various aspects of Ojibwe daily life, including fishing, maple sugaring, ricing, devilish childhood tricks, religious ceremonies, and more. Drawn from both printed and oral sources, the stories are meticulously and sensitively translated and annotated, giving shape, form, and nuance to a fragile, almost extinct civilization. This preservation project will be a vital addition to Native American lore and is certain to be treasured by comprehensive collections in special and academic libraries. Richard K. Burns, MSLS, Hatboro, PA
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Product Details

  • Series: Native Voices
  • Paperback: 282 pages
  • Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press; 1 edition (May 1, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0873514041
  • ISBN-13: 978-0873514040
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #708,841 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book is an extremely well-made collection of original Ojibwe texts in standard orthography with facing English translation. The texts include traditional stories and personal narratives. A comprehensive Ojibwe-English glossary including all the words in the texts is included at the end of the book. It is an extremely invaluable resource to learn the Ojibwe language and study Ojibwe traditional culture.
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A perfect example of why people should learn multipl languages. Some of the stories were almost unreadable. The author , I assume purposely translated word for word. This made it difficult to follow along but it was informative about the lives of these people who were interviewed.
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The number one book I recommend for keeping the language and culture. Anton Truer's interviews will live for generations yet unborn!
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I love Anton's work and appreciate his commitment to keeping the history of the Ojibwa people alive. He is a great storyteller.
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