UNAVAILABLE This title is no longer available from the publisher. Mermaids and Medicine Women - Native Myths and Legends was originally published in 1993 as Tales of the Anishinaubaek. This reissued book contains nine stories from Ojibway oral tradition. Basil Johnston, the noted Ojibway author and educator, has retold 'Beyond Yonder' and has translated the remaining eight stories originally told by Sam Ozawamik of Wikwemikong First Nation. Johnston clearly identifies the original storyteller and maintains that these stories continue their ability to entertain and teach despite the English translation. These are stories that must now be written in English so today's generation can continue to glimpse the world of Ojibway storytellers. In these stories we meet mermaids, monsters, medicine people, and the trickster, Nanabush. Each story is exquisitely illustrated by Maxine Noel's inspiring images. Often illustrated books identified as Native legends are usually assumed to be made for children. Basil Johnston's books are meant for the enjoyment of both children and adults.