Walk In Peace

Walk In Peace

Legends And Stories Of The Michigan Indians

Book - 1991
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A storyteller and Odawa elder, Simon Otto offers from his own heritage a selection of legends and stories in the Anishnabe (Odawa/Ojibway) oral tradition. They feature Nanaboozhoo, hero and prankster with magical powers, and tell of the time when Mother Earth was yet growing and all the animals could talk and understand one another.   In the simple, lucid language of a practiced raconteur Simon Otto explains how Mukawgee (Dog) formed an abiding friendship with humankind, how Nanaboozhoo's impatience gave Mishakae (Turtle) a shell that is of particular significance, how Mong's (Loon's) vanity led to his mournful cry, why the cedar is specially blessed among trees, and how other inhabitants of the natural worlds came to be as they are today. Readers of all ages will be enchanted by these stories which reveal a deep reverence for Mother Earth and her creatures.  
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : The Michigan Indian Press, 1991.
Edition: Second edition.
ISBN: 9780961770754
Branch Call Number: MI/398.2/OTTO
Characteristics: 50 p. ill. ; 28 cm.
Additional Contributors: Crampton, Kayle


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The author, a son of Ojibway and Odawa parents, presents 18 legends about aspects of nature, animals, and birds as he remembers them from his youth.

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