Ojibwe Singers: Hymns, Grief, and a Native Culture in Motion is based on the author's thesis that explores the nature of Christianity and religious music as it is practiced on the White Earth Reservation in Minnesota. This reprint edition is published by the Minnesota Historical Society Press. The author is an associate professor of religion at Carleton College in Minnesota and he draws on a scholarly methodology, historical research, and fieldwork in this study of the role of singing hymns in Ojibwe. Since the focus of the study is White Earth Reservation, the book offers a look into the spiritual lives of a small group of Ojibwe singers who use their hymns in Ojibwe to console the bereaved in their communities. The book is divided into chapters that examine the role of hymns, the role of missionary efforts among the Ojibwe, and the role of ritual during periods of overwhelming colonialism.