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Memories, myths and dreams of an Ojibwe leader

Author: William Berens; Jennifer S H Brown; A Irving Hallowell; Susan Elaine Gray
Publisher: Montréal [Québec] ; Ithaca [N.Y.] : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©2009.
Series: Rupert's Land Record Society series, 10.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Because the elderly chief wanted his visitor to understand the Ojibwe world, and because Hallowell was deeply interested in his subject matter and was such a good listener, Berens freely related his dreams and other stories about encounters with powerful beings. The fact that he also shared traditional myths in summer, when Ojibwe people thought it dangerous to discuss such things, shows the depth of his
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Berens, William, 1866-1947.
Memories, myths and dreams of an Ojibwe leader.
Montréal [Québec] ; Ithaca [N.Y.] : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©2009
(OCoLC)653055133
Named Person: William Berens; William Berens; William Berens; William Berens
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Berens; Jennifer S H Brown; A Irving Hallowell; Susan Elaine Gray
ISBN: 9780773535862 0773535861 9780773536050 0773536051
OCLC Number: 315058327
Description: xxviii, 261 pages, [1] leaf of plates : illustrations (some color), maps, portraits ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Reminiscences of Chief William Berens : "A place in your mind for them all" --
Dibaajimowinan : stories and dreams for living --
Aadizookaanag : myths.
Series Title: Rupert's Land Record Society series, 10.
Other Titles: Ojibwe leader
William Berens
Responsibility: William Berens, as told to A. Irving Hallowell ; edited with introductions by Jennifer S.H. Brown and Susan Elaine Gray.

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