It is 1760, and Lord MacNeil decides that the way to make a man of his 13-year-old son, John, is to bring him along from England to Canada. He knows that John, with his expert drawing skills, will make an excellent cartographer of Canada's wilderness; an activity that will keep him away from the dangers of war. On the eve of John's departure, his beloved twin sister, Jane, gives him her treasured silver ring. As John wears this circle of silver, it becomes the link to everything he loves: his homeland, the frontier, and his newly-made friends - especially the intriguing Marie Roy.
Using the human life cycle as an organizational framework, ethnohistorian James Axtell has gathered a broad range of 17th and 18th century European documentation on Native North Americans. With its lucid introductions to each entry, suggestions for further reading, and bibliography, this sourcebook is invaluable for courses in history, anthropology, and Native American and women's studies.
This 9,000 word dictionary gives information on the Ojibwe language, which is still spoken by over 45,000 people in Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and North Dakota. In Canada, the Ojibwe people live in the provinces of Quebec, Ontario, and Manitoba. This work contains data from Eastern Ojibwe and Odawa, two distinct dialects of the Ojibwe language.
Ritual and Myth in Odawa Revitalization: Reclaiming a Sovereign Place is an interdisciplinary account of a contemporary Great Lakes Anishinaabe community explores how the ethical system underlying Odawa (Ottawa) myth and ritual sustains traditionalists’ efforts to confront the legal and social issues threatening tribal identity. Because many Odawa are not members of federally recognized communities, anthropologist Melissa A. Pflug focuses on their struggle to overcome long-term social marginalization and achieve collective sovereignty.