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On the Trail of Elder Brother: Glous'gap Stories of the Micmac Indians / Edition 1
     

On the Trail of Elder Brother: Glous'gap Stories of the Micmac Indians / Edition 1

by Michael B. RunningWolf, Patricia Clark Smith
 

ISBN-10: 0892552883

ISBN-13: 9780892552887

Pub. Date: 06/15/2003

Publisher: Persea Books

Native American tales about Glous'gap, an Algonquin hero, presented for the first time in a comprehensive cycle, retold and illustrated by Native authors.
Stories of Glous'gap, the embodiment of the Great Spirit, are told by the many Algonquin tribes of North America—from the Dakotas through New England, and south to Delaware. Among them is the Micmac of

Overview

Native American tales about Glous'gap, an Algonquin hero, presented for the first time in a comprehensive cycle, retold and illustrated by Native authors.
Stories of Glous'gap, the embodiment of the Great Spirit, are told by the many Algonquin tribes of North America—from the Dakotas through New England, and south to Delaware. Among them is the Micmac of Maine, Quebec, and the Maritime Provinces. Since the seventeenth century, anthropologists have listened to Micmac storytellers and recorded their tales. Finally, here is a book devoted entirely to Glous'gap's adventures, told to us firsthand in the traditional Micmac versions by two Micmac authors.On the Trail of Elder Brother follows Glous'gap during the time he lived among the Micmac. When he arrives, the earth is barely formed. Glous'gap helps to shape it and populate it with creatures and plants. He teaches his people the right way to live, and how to live together harmoniously in the natural world. He battles the monsters who threaten them—a water-hoarding monster, a fearsome lake serpent, a giant bird of prey, and an evil sorceress, among them. By the time he leaves, the world has become a more settled place.
With their pipe-smoking whales, irascible porcupines, witches, and the like, these stories are wondrous and magical. But they are also wise, immersed in what it means to be fully human in a fragile world. The sixteen accompanying pen-and-ink drawings enhance their appeal. Every reader, from the uninitiated to the specialist, will fall under the spell of this powerful, joy-filled volume.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780892552887
Publisher:
Persea Books
Publication date:
06/15/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

Table of Contents

IntroductionIX
The Coming of Glous'gap3
Glous'gap and Young Wolf11
Why the Beavers Are at War with Glous'gap17
Porcupine and Fisher21
How Glous'gap Saved Pine Marten and Mrs. Bear25
Glous'gap and Grandfather Turtle43
Glous'gap and the Water Monster57
How the Sacred Pipe Was Brought to the Micmac65
Glous'gap and Painted Turtle73
The Boy in the Birchbark Box81
Glous'gap and Wotjou'san, the Wind Bird93
Glous'gap and the Little Summer Woman99
Glous'gap and the Gulls107
Glous'gap and Wa'sis117
Glous'gap and the Three Wishes121
Glous'gap's Farewell127
Map: Land of the Micmac132
Micmac Glossary and Pronunciation Guide133
Further Reading and Viewing141
About the Authors144

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