Wanderings of an Artist Among the Indians of North America is a 2016 publication from Royal Ontario Museum Press celebrating the work of iconic Canadian artist Paul Kane (1810-1871). Published more than a century and a half after its original 1859 publication, Wanderings of an Artist among the Indians of North America documents the artist’s years of travel between Toronto and the Pacific coast. The book depicts Kane’s journeys, the people he met, and the stories he heard, and includes 97 images referenced directly in Kane’s narrative, with 91 paintings drawn from the ROM’s collection.
To Please the Caribou: Painted Caribou-Skin Coats Worn by the Naskapi, Montagnais, and Cree Hunters of the Quebec-Labrador Peninsula is based on extensive research by textile scholar Dorothy Burnham. She examines museum collections that hold traditional caribou-hide coats made by the Cree and Innu of Quebec and Labrador. The Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto holds a collection of fourteen coats, and museums around the world hold 136 coats. These coats were made by Native women from 1700 to about the 1930s.
The Arctic Sky - Inuit Astronomy, Star Lore, and Legend is co-published by the Nunavut Research Institute and the Royal Ontario Museum. The author, John MacDonald, lives in Igloolik, NWT where he manages the Igloolik Research Centre for the Nunavut Research Institute. From 1986-1997, in collaboration with Inuit Elders, he has collected and documented the area's oral history and traditional knowledge of the Arctic sky.
The Star-Man and Other Tales is a collection of nine Ojibway stories and legends from contemporary storytellers Basil Johnston, Sam Ozawamik, and Frank Shawbedees with others told by Jonas George, of the Rama First Nation, early in the twentieth century. Each story is enhanced by the art of Ken Syrette of the Batchewana First Nation. Four stories by Jonas George (Wah-sa-ghe-zik, "The Shining Day") were published in 1914 and 1916.
UNAVAILABLE This title is no longer available from the publisher The Bear-Walker and Other Stories is a collection of Ojibway stories collected, translated and retold by Basil Johnston, noted Anishinabae author and educator. Johnston retells Mer-man and The Woodpecker. He translates the stories of Sam Ozawamik of Wikwemikong and Frank Shawbedees of Cape Croker First Nation. Sam Ozawamik tells The Great Lynx, Fish, Bullfrog, and Vision stories. In Bullfrog, he relates the story of how two Ottawa warriors outwitted their Iroquois captors.
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.
OUT OF PRINT This title is curretly unavailable from the publisher Tales the Elders Told - Ojibway Legends is a collection of nine Ojibway stories by noted historian and educator, Basil Johnston. These legends explain why the birds go south in the winter, and how bats, spiders, butterflies, and dogs came to be. In addition there are stories about Nanabush and the ducks, Thunderbirds and fireflies, and the fox and the wolf. Moral teachings and subtle humour are evident in each charming story written especially for young children.