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Living Our Language: Ojibwe Tales and Oral Histories

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A language carries a people's memories, whether they are recounted as individual reminiscences, as communal history, or as humorous tales. This collection of stories from Anishinaabe elders offers a history of a people at the same time that it seeks to preserve the language of that people.As fluent speakers of Ojibwe grow older, the community questions whether younger spea ...more
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Published May 1st 2001 by Minnesota Historical Society Press (first published 2001)
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Amelia Geary
This book is a collection of stories told by Ojibwe elders. A fascinating read and insight into the mindset and culture of an indigenous people of America. A little difficult to read at times due to the stories being a transcription of verbally communicated experiences. Perhaps some heavier editing would have improved the flow. Nonetheless, an interesting read.
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Dr. Anton Treuer (pronounced troy-er) is Executive Director of the American Indian Resource Center at Bemidji State University. He has a B.A. from Princeton University, M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. He is Editor of the Oshkaabewis (pronounced o-shkaah-bay-wis) Native Journal, the only academic journal of the Ojibwe language and author of 9 books.

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