Huron-Wendat: The Heritage of the Circle

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UBC Press, 1999 - History - 258 pages
"Sioui first reviews the Wendats Creation mythology and explains their origins, migrations, theology, ethics, philosophy, oral literature, and sociology, as well as their role in Amerindian geopolitics. He then looks at archaeology and its role in combating centuries of negative attitudes toward Amerindians. He concludes with a detailed description of Wendat society from an Amerindian viewpoint over the span of the last 1,000 years, concentrating on the period between 1615 and 1650 and drawing on traditional ethnographic documentation in the reports of missionaries and early French explorers."--BOOK JACKET.

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About the author (1999)

Georges E. Sioui's Wendat name is Wendayete, whichmeans ‘The One Who Carries an Island on His Back.’ He isthe author of For an Amerindian Autohistory, which was originallypublished in French as Pour une autohistoire amerindienne, and has beenacademic dean of the Saskatchewan Indian Federated College in Regina,Saskatchewan, the first university college to be run by First Nationspeople. He is now resident in Quebec, where he writes and is helping toestablish in that province a First Nations college like the SIFC.Jane Brierley (translator) is a Montreal literarytranslator who won the 1990 Governor General’s award for hertranslation of Philippe-Joseph Aubert de Gaspe’s Yellow-Wolfand Other Tales of the Saint Lawrence. She is also the translatorof Denys Delage’s Bitter Feast: Amerindians and Europeans inNortheastern North America 1600-64 and many other works.

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