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Mermaids and Medicine Women: Native Myths and Legends

4.28  ·  Rating Details ·  25 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Mermaids and medicine women, spirits of the wind, water, and woods inhabit this book of Ojibwa myths, exquisitely illustrated by Maxine Noel, a member of Oglala Sioux.
Hardcover, 80 pages
Published February 24th 1998 by Royal Ontario Museum (first published June 28th 1993)
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Melanti
A collection of faithfully transcribed and translated oral tales.

I enjoyed both the stories and the colorful artwork.
Zanna
Jun 21, 2015 Zanna rated it it was amazing
The stories here have found a new life in writing. They are oral tales, with oral fingerprints, the informal, off-hand seeming introductory remarks, the occasional vocal exclamations. These, along with the book's sweet, glowing colours, invite me to a sense of place and occasion.

Deep heritage is marked in the manner of telling: 'it is said that…' and there are lacunae 'it is not known…' '…is anyone's guess' that speak a rule of privacy… some of folks' business is a matter for storytelling, some
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Lila
This is collection of Ojebwe folktales is told in the oral storytelling tradition. It was a refreshing read because I was not familiar with a single story. The beautiful illustrations are art museum quality. This book should be more readily available! It is not easy to find, even in Ontario where the author is from!
Kathy
Mar 30, 2015 Kathy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A nice collection of legends from oral tellings with an authentic voice. The illustrations in the book are beautiful paintings.
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Apr 03, 2015 Margaret rated it really liked it
While I wouldn't recommend this if you're not already familiar with Native American folklore, it's a good collection of oral folklore, with some lovely illustrations.
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Into the Forest: Mermaids and Medicine Women/Anishinaubaek 24 16 May 08, 2015 04:53AM  
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Basil H. Johnston (born 13 July 1929) is a Canadian writer, storyteller, language teacher and scholar.

For his work in preserving Ojibwa language and culture, he has received the Order of Ontario and Honorary Doctorates from the University of Toronto and Laurentian University. Basil has also received the Aboriginal Achievement Award for Heritage and Spirituality.

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