Ojibway Heritage

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McClelland & Stewart, Jan 28, 2011 - Social Science - 176 pages
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Rarely accessible beyond the limits of its people, Ojibway mythology is as rich in meaning and mystery, as broad, as deep, and as innately appealing as the mythologies of Greece, Rome, Egypt, and other civilizations. In Ojibway Heritage, Basil Johnston sets forth the broad spectrum of his people’s life, legends, and beliefs. Stories to be read, enjoyed, dwelt on, and freely interpreted, their authorship is perhaps most properly attributed to the tribal storytellers who have carried on the oral tradition which Basil Johnston records and preserves in this book.


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Contents

Preface
OJIBWAYHERITAGE
The Vision of Kitche Manitou
Father Sun and Mother Earth
The Nature of Plants
The Nature of Animals
Mans World
The Midewewin
The Path Without End
The Path of Soulsof Death and Afterlife
The Four Hills of Life
The VisionSelf Understanding and Fulfilment
Ceremonies Songs Dances
The Incorporeal World
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Basil Johnston, author of a dozen books, including Moose Meat and Wild Rice, is a prominent Ojibway ethnologist and one of North America’s most renowned writers and storytellers.


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