Algonquian Spirit

SKU: 9780803293380

Brian Swann
Grade Levels:
College, University
Algonquin, Arapaho, Blackfoot, Cheyenne, Cree, Delaware, Innu, Maliseet, Menominee, Mi'kmaq, Plains, Woodland
Book Type:
University of Nebraska Press

Sale price$43.95


Algonquian Spirit: Contemporary Translations of the Algonquian Literatures of North America is an essential introduction and captivating guide to Native literary traditions still thriving in many parts of North America. This scholarly volume contains vital background information and new translations of songs and stories reaching back to the seventeenth century. Drawing from Arapaho, Blackfeet, Cheyenne, Hudson Bay Cree, Delaware, Maliseet, Menominee, Meskwaki, Miami-Illinois, Mi'kmaq, Naskapi, Ojibwe, Passamaquoddy, Potawatomi, and Shawnee, the collection gathers a host of respected and talented singers, storytellers, historians, anthropologists, linguists, and tribal educators, both Native and non-Native, from the United States and Canada, all working together to orchestrate a single, complex performance of the Algonquian languages. Brian Swann is on the faculty of humanities and social sciences at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art.

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