Ojibwe In Minnesota

Ojibwe In Minnesota

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by Anton Treuer
     
 

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With insight and candor, noted Ojibwe scholar Anton Treuer traces thousands of years of the complicated
history of the Ojibwe people—their economy, culture, and clan system and how these have changed throughout time, perhaps most dramatically with the arrival of Europeans into Minnesota territory.

Ojibwe in Minnesota covers the fur trade, the

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With insight and candor, noted Ojibwe scholar Anton Treuer traces thousands of years of the complicated
history of the Ojibwe people—their economy, culture, and clan system and how these have changed throughout time, perhaps most dramatically with the arrival of Europeans into Minnesota territory.

Ojibwe in Minnesota covers the fur trade, the Iroquois Wars, and Ojibwe-Dakota relations; the treaty process and creation of reservations; and the systematic push for assimilation as seen in missionary activity, movernment policy, and boarding schools.

Treuer also does not shy away from today’s controversial topics, covering them frankly and with sensitivity—issues of sovereignty as they influence the running of casinos and land management; the need for reform in modern tribal government; poverty, unemployment, and drug abuse; and constitutional and educational reform. He also tackles the complicated issue of identity and details recent efforts and successes in cultural preservation and language revitalization.

A personal account from the state’s first female Indian lawyer, Margaret Treuer, tells her firsthand experience of much change in the community and looks ahead with renewed cultural strength and hope for the first people of Minnesota.

Anton Treuer is professor of Ojibwe at Bemidji State University and editor of Living Our Language: Ojibwe Tales and Oral Histories, Aaniin Ekidong: Ojibwe Vocabulary Project, Omaa Akiing, and Oshkaabewis Native Journal, the only academic journal of the Ojibwe language.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780873517683
Publisher:
Minnesota Historical Society Press
Publication date:
03/01/2010
Series:
People Of Minnesota Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
1,082,734
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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Ojibwe In Minnesota 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Daddy's book right there
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