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Algonquian spirit : contemporary translations of the Algonquian literatures of North America

Author: Brian Swann
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When Europeans first arrived on this continent, Algonquian languages were spoken from the northeastern seaboard through the Great Lakes region, across much of Canada, and even in scattered  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Folklore
Music
Texts
Songs and music
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Algonquian spirit.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2005
(OCoLC)607757436
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Swann
ISBN: 0803243146 9780803243149 0803293380 9780803293380
OCLC Number: 58721152
Description: xxvii, 532 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction / Brian Swann --
pt. 1. East --
The tale of a hoax : translating the Walam Olum / David M. Oestreicher --
Fair warning / Alex MacKenzie Hargrave --
The arrival of the whites / Jim Rementer --
The Delaware creation story / John Bierhorst --
Two animal stories / Robert M. Leavitt and Jennifer Andrews --
Social and ceremonial songs / Ann Morrison Spinney --
Traditions of Koluskap, the culture hero / Philip S. LeSourd --
The great fire / Franziska von Rosen --
pt. 2. Central --
Two wolverine stories / Julie Brittain and Marguerite MacKenzie --
Waabitigweyaa, the one who found the Anishinaabeg first / Jennifer S.H. Brown and Roger Roulette --
The origin of war / J. Randolph Valentine.
Responsibility: edited by Brian Swann.
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