Night Flying Woman: An Ojibway Narrative [NOOK Book]

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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.Praise for Night Flying Woman:
"One of my favorite books."--Louise Erdrich"This remarkable book deserves to be read aloud for generations to ...
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Night Flying Woman: An Ojibway Narrative

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Overview

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.Praise for Night Flying Woman:
"One of my favorite books."--Louise Erdrich"This remarkable book deserves to be read aloud for generations to come."--Minneapolis Star Tribune"A book everyone should read. It lights a fire of warmth within me."--Marge Dalve, White Earth Band Ojibway"This beautiful book is a blessing, a gift, an antidote for all the poisonous lies about our past that we have had to endure. It is full of courage and love. This is how it really was."--Beverly Slapin and Doris Seale, Books Without Bias: Through Indian Eyes"Ignatia Brloker writes with the beauty of Ojibway female oral style...a poignant tale."--Choice

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: 9780873516860
  • Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press
  • Publication date: 3/15/1983
  • Series: Native Voices
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 135
  • Sales rank: 874,433
  • File size: 767 KB

Meet the Author

Ignatia Broker, who died in 1987, was a storyteller 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.
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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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