History of the Ojibway People

History of the Ojibway People

by William Warren
     
 

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First Published in 1885 by the Minnesota Historical Society, William W. Warren's History of the Ojibway People has long been recognized as a classic source on Ojibwe history and culture. Warren, the son of an Ojibwe woman, wrote his history in the hope of saving traditional stories for posterity even as he presented to the American public a sympathetic view of a

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First Published in 1885 by the Minnesota Historical Society, William W. Warren's History of the Ojibway People has long been recognized as a classic source on Ojibwe history and culture. Warren, the son of an Ojibwe woman, wrote his history in the hope of saving traditional stories for posterity even as he presented to the American public a sympathetic view of a people he believed were fast disappearing under the onslaught of a corrupt frontier population. He collected firsthand descriptions and stories from relatives, tribal leaders, and acquaintances and transcribed this oral history in terms that nineteenth-century whites could understand, focusing on warfare, tribal organizations, and political leaders.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780873516433
Publisher:
Minnesota Historical Society Press
Publication date:
03/15/2009
Edition description:
2
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
546,159
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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