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Living Our Language: Ojibwe Tales & Oral Histories

Living Our Language: Ojibwe Tales & Oral Histories

"Based on interviews Treuer conducted with ten elders, this anthology presents the elders' stories transcribed in Ojibwe with English translation on facing pages. Treuer introduces each speaker, offering a brief biography and noting important details concerning dialect or themes; he then allows the stories to speak for themselves. And from them we learn about the distant past."

Introduction: We’re Not Losing Our Language

Balsam Lake (St. Croix)

ARCHIE MOSAY

Misi-zaaga’igan (Mille Lacs)

JIM CLARK

MELVIN EAGLE

Gaa-waababiganikaag (White Earth)

JOE AUGINAUSH

Miskwaagamiiwi-zaaga’igan (Red Lake)

COLLINS OAKGROVE

Gaa-zagaskwaajimekaag (Leech Lake)

EMMA FISHER

SCOTT HEADBIRD

SUSAN JACKSON

HARTLEY WHITE

PORKY WHITE

GLOSSARY

SUGGESTIONS FOR FURTHER READING