The Ojibway is one of the largest groups of Native Americans, belonging to the Anishinabe people of what is today Canada and the northern United States. The Mishomis Book: The Voice of the Ojibway documents the history, traditions, and culture of the Ojibway people via stories and myths passed down through the generations. Written by Ojibway educator and spiritual leader Edward Benton-Banai, The Mishomis Book draws from traditional teachings of tribal elders to inform young readers about Ojibway creation stories and legends, the origin and meaning of the Ojibway family structure and clan system, the Midewiwin religion, construction and use of the water drum and sweat lodge, and modern Ojibway history.
Written for readers from all cultures-but especially for Ojibway and Native youth-The Mishomis Book provides an introduction to Ojibway culture and an understanding of the sacred Midewiwin teachings, aiming to protect this knowledge by instilling its importance in a new generation. Encouraging the preservation of a way of life that is centered on respect for all living things, these vibrant stories about life, self, community, and relationships to nature are as relevant today as they were centuries ago.
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publication date: 7/6/2010
Edition description: 2
Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.40 (d)