Sacred Stories of the Sweet Grass Cree

Fitzhenry & WhitesideSKU: 1895618274

Author:
Bloomfield, Leonard
Grade Levels:
College, University
Nation:
Cree, Plains
Book Type:
PB
Pages:
346
Publisher:
Fitzhenry & Whiteside Publishing

Price:
Sale price$19.95

Description

Sacred Stories of the Sweet Grass Cree was first published as Bulletin No. 60 of the National Museum of Canada in 1930. Author Leonard Bloomfield was a Yale University linguistics professor who learned the Cree language and then spent five weeks during the summer of 1925 on the Sweet Grass community near Battleford Agency, Saskatchewan. The book contains Plains Cree stories about creations such as The Birth of Wisahketchahk and the Origin of Mankind, Why the Dead are Buried, and The Origin of Horses. Trickster stories about Wisahketchahk are also included. The stories are presented in Cree and English.

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