Star Songs and Water Spirits: A Great Lakes Native Reader

Star Songs and Water Spirits: A Great Lakes Native Reader

by Victoria Brehm (Editor)

Paperback(Many samples of Native languages, including seasons and stories, from all the Native language families around the Great Lakes.)

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Star Songs and Water Spirits: A Great Lakes Native Reader by Victoria Brehm

THE GREAT LAKES NATIVE WORLD

From the deep past to the present, here are the stories, songs, poetry, speeches, autobiography, fiction, and art of the Great Lakes Native nations. Set in the natural environment of the seasonal year, the selections explain cultural concepts and show how modern Native literature reflects tradition. Elders, war chiefs, religious leaders, and contemporary artists share

  • Sacred stories of the creation of the world
  • Stories of the stars
  • Tales of heroes and monsters
  • Narratives of hunting, fishing, and food gathering
  • Speeches and writings about war
  • Personal narratives and essays
  • Contemporary fiction and poetry

This collection surveys all the major types and themes of lakes Native literatures, enriched by music, the visual arts, and a detailed timeline of historical events.

Victoria Brehm, Ph.D. is a retired professor of American literature who writes about Great Lakes literature and history. She taught graduate and undergraduate classes in Great Lakes Native literature for many years.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780984334001
Publisher: Ladyslipper Press
Publication date: 11/01/2010
Edition description: Many samples of Native languages, including seasons and stories, from all the Native language families around the Great Lakes.
Pages: 524
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Victoria Brehm, Ph.D. is a retired professor of American literature and the author of Sweetwater, Storms, and Spirits: Stories of the Great Lakes, The Women's Great Lakes Reader, A Little History of My Forest Life and numerous scholarly studies about Great Lakes subjects--maritime, Native, and women's history. A National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow, and a member of Who's Who in the Midwest, she earned degrees from the University of Michigan and the University of Iowa. She lives in Tustin, Michigan.

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