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Dissonant worlds : Roger Vandersteene among the Cree

Author: Earle H Waugh
Publisher: Waterloo, Ont. : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, ©1996.
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How did a Belgian Oblate missionary who came to Canada to convert the aboriginals come to be buried as a Cree chief? In Dissonant Worlds Earle Waugh traces the remarkable career of Roger Vandersteene: his life as an Oblate missionary among the Cree, his intensive study of the Cree language and folkways, his status as a Cree medicine man, and the evolution of his views on the relationship between aboriginal  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Waugh, Earle H., 1936-
Dissonant worlds.
Waterloo, Ont. : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, ©1996
(DLC) 95932856
Named Person: Roger Vandersteene; Roger Vandersteene; Roger Vandersteene
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Earle H Waugh
ISBN: 9780889202597 0889202591 0889205620 9780889205628
OCLC Number: 613409075
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 344 pages, [16] pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), map, portrait
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Roger (Rogier) Vandersteene, 1918-1976 --
1. Flemish Matrix: Blood, Art and Piety --
2. "Steentje's" Beginnings: Between Family and Flanders --
3. Grouard before Vandersteene: Cree, Catholic, Canadian --
4. "My Little Sisters, My Little Brothers": From Encounter to Wabasca --
5. Intransigent Reality: Manitou's Land, Manitou's Children --
6. The Great Mystery: Visible and Touchable in Art --
7. Sojourn Charts: Poetry in Serenity and Flux --
8. Wrestling the Spirits: Powagan, Beethoven, Cancer --
9. Beyond the Dissonance: Legacy of a Quest --
10. Theoretical Epilogue: Vandersteene and the Understanding of Religion --
Appendix 1. Chronology of Roger (Rogier) Vandersteene's Life --
Appendix 2. Evaluations of Vandersteene Collected during Research --
Appendix 3. Ode to Vandersteene / Willem Vermandere --
Appendix 4. Names of Informants.
Responsibility: Earle H. Waugh.
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How did a Belgian Oblate missionary who came to Canada to convert the aboriginals come to be buried as a Cree chief? In Dissonant Worlds Earle Waugh traces the remarkable career of Roger Vandersteene: his life as an Oblate missionary among the Cree, his intensive study of the Cree language and folkways, his status as a Cree medicine man, and the evolution of his views on the relationship between aboriginal traditions and the Roman Catholicism of the missionaries who worked among them. Above all, Dissonant Worlds traces Vandersteene's quest to build a new religious reality: a strong, spiritual.

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