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Ojibwa Narratives

Of Charles and Charlotte Kawbawgam and Jacques LePique, 1893-1895

Edited by Arthur P. Bourgeois
Recorded with Notes by Homer H. Kidder

History, Michigan, Race and Ethnicity, Upper Peninsula

Great Lakes Books Series

Paperback
Published: May 1994
ISBN: 9780814325155
Pages: 168 Size: 6x9
Review

Provides valuable insight into the understanding of Ojibwa life, and acts as a source of original knowledge which is important to share and to preserve.

— Donald L. Fixico

Ojibwa Narratives presents a fresh view of an early period of Ojibwa thought and ways of life in Michigan's Upper Peninsula and the south shore of Lake Superior. This fascinating collection of fifty-two narratives features, for the first time, the tales of three nineteenth-century Ojibwa storytellers-Charles and Charlotte Kawbawgam and Jaques LePique-collected by Homer H. Kidder.

By the late nineteenth century, typical Ojibwa life had been disrupted by the influx of white developers. But these tales reflect a nostalgic view of an earlier period when the heart of Ojibwa semi-nomadic culture remained intact, a time when the fur trade, together with seasonal roving, traditional transportation, and indigenous practices of child rearing, religious thought, art, and music permeated daily life.

Provides valuable insight into the understanding of Ojibwa life, and acts as a source of original knowledge which is important to share and to preserve.

– Donald L. Fixico, Western Michigan University