Night Flying Woman: An Ojibway Narrative

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With the art of a practiced storyteller, Ignatia Broker recounts the life of her great-great-grandmother, Night Flying Woman, who was born in the mid-19th century and lived during a chaotic time of enormous change, uprootings, and loss for the Minnesota Ojibway. But this story also tells of her people's great strength and continuity. This popular book is also available on audiotape read by Debra Smith. An enrolled member of the Red Lake Band of Chippewa, she has performed her own poetry on a syndicated radio ...
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With the art of a practiced storyteller, Ignatia Broker recounts the life of her great-great-grandmother, Night Flying Woman, who was born in the mid-19th century and lived during a chaotic time of enormous change, uprootings, and loss for the Minnesota Ojibway. But this story also tells of her people's great strength and continuity. This popular book is also available on audiotape read by Debra Smith. An enrolled member of the Red Lake Band of Chippewa, she has performed her own poetry on a syndicated radio series on Native writers. 

Ignatia Broker, who died in 1987, was a story-teller and teacher in the Ojibway tradition. In 1984 she received a Wonder Woman Foundation award honoring her as a woman striving for peace and equality.

In the accounts of the lives of several generations of Ojibway people in Minnesota is much information about their history and culture.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780873511674
  • Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/1983
  • Series: Native Voices Series
  • Pages: 135
  • Sales rank: 359,697
  • Age range: 8 years
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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Ignatia Broker, who died in 1987, was a member of the Ojibway tribe, the Ottertail Pillager Band, and the A-wa-sa-si Clan. She was born in 1919 on the White Earth Indian Reservation and attended an Indian boarding school in North Dakota. Her higher education included the Minnesota School of Business. Following this, she faced fierce discrimination when seeking employment. In 1966, she began a career with the Minneapolis Public Schools, where she became a member of the Minority Task Force, aiding in the development of the Title IV Indian Studies Curriculum. As a staff writer for the Audio Visual Based Indian Resource Unit of the Minneapolis Public Schools, she authored many stories, filmstrips, and booklets that are a part of the curriculum today. Broker was also a member of many Indian organizations and founded the Minnesota American Indian Historical Society. In 1984, she received a Wonder Woman Foundation award honoring her extraordinary accomplishments as a woman striving for peace and equality.
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Table of Contents

Foreword ix
Prologue: The Forest Cries 1
Ni-bo-wi-se-gwe 13
Six Days' Journey 27
The Rainy Country 39
Oona Dreams 51
White Earth 63
New Homes, Old Ways 77
The New Ways 91
Oona Becomes a Woman 103
Times of Change 113
The Circle 127
Glossary 133
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2001

    Continuing Circle of Life

    Ignatia Broker tells the story of the forest people, the Ojibway, in 'Night Flying Woman, An Ojibway Narrative.' Broker tells how the white man's ways desecrated the rituals, laws and beliefs of the Native People, nearly erasing their long culture. Classed as caricatures in a land that once honored them, Broker's book hows how the Native People 'faced bias, prejudice and active discrimination.' The Ojibway philosophy for living, that of keeping in balance the purity of man and nature, sees revival through Broker's telling of Oona's story, the story of the many, seen through the 'eyes cast down' of one. An insightful story that continues the Ojibway circle of life. 'Night Flying Woman' gives us all the hope of the past for the future.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2000

    night flying woman

    Night Flying woman is story in the tradition of the Ojibway people in Minnesota. It is also the story of cultural contact that drastically altered an ancient way of life.

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