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Kitchi-Gami : life among the Lake Superior Ojibway

Author: J G Kohl
Publisher: St. Paul : Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1985.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J G Kohl
ISBN: 0873511727 9780873511728
OCLC Number: 12104348
Notes: Translation of: Kitschi-Gami.
Originally published: London : Chapman and Hall, 1860.
Includes index.
Description: xlii, 477 pages : illustrations, portrait ; 22 cm
Contents: : 1. Lake Superior; La Pointe ; French missionaries ; annual payment, Indian woman --
women's work --
firewood, building wigwam, pappooses, making wooden cradle 'tikinagan' -fill with dry moss etc. keeps babies dry, playthings, luxurious dress, Apakwas, covering the hut, birch bark, society, Indian mats, comfort of the huts, summer dwellings, etc. --
2. Indian agent, face painting, joy and mourning, procession, war songs, heroic deeds, Indian vanity, Wattab and his scalps, War trail, Scalping a Sioux, Calumet of Peace, signal of war, discovery dance, etc. --
3. Canoe, materials, birch-bark canoe, women's work, Antoine Gendron, medicine bag, Indian dogs --
4. Temple wigwam, order of the Mides (Midewiwin), mysterious shells, wampum, tobacco, receiving the presents, etc. --
5. Indian [Indians, Aboriginal or Native peoples] superstitions, protecting spirits, the Great Spirit (Kitchi Manitou), Otamigan sacrifices, reverence shown to copper, etc. --
6. Indian gnerosity, behaviour (behavior) of chiefs, wars, pillagers, hospitality, role of woman, fur trade and fur traders, etc. 7. Indian sports and pastimes ; smoke, a medicine feast, sing-songs, curious legends, Hiawatha, ball play, Prairie de la Cross, throwing game, sports on ice, etc. --
8. Indian Sheherazade, Story of Otter-hear and his two wives, etc. --
9. Death of a child, medicine-man, fear of death, funeral ceremonies, family affairs, treatment of the aged, polygamy, marriage with sisters, mourning, Indian arithmetic, payment of tribute, living registers, etc. --
10. Indian geography, astronomy, polar star, natural clock, the months, Indian travellers, running, hunting, Old Man of the Sky, female runners, Maid's revenge, fur trade, hints on etiquette, shell trade, wampum factories, Indian knowledge of the ocean, etc. --
11. Language of signs, symbolic writing, nomadic and settled tribes, origin of picture-writing, tents and blankets, hieroglyphics, birch-bark books, Antiquity of the Cranes, the Medicine lodge, food for the dead, etc. --
12. Voyageur, Portages, Spruce-beer, Torch Lake, bear traps, Misere, Great Travese, Bear potatoes, sandstone rockets, etc. 13. Catholic Missions, Indian stories, Christianity and paganism, Creation of mankind, Kitchi-Manitou (Gitchi manitou), Indian paradise, Bible, Little Raven's story, etc. --
14. Far West, Course of the sun, Path of the dead, Indian Styx, Lost Souls, etc. --
15. Protestant mission, Visit to the Shining Cloud, Effect of Fasting, Spirit, Migrations of the soul, the Visions, the Great Council, Ladder to heaven, Return to Life, Prediction fulfilled --
16. Traditions about the Europeans, Songs, Sir George Simpson, Jean Cayeux, etc. --
17. Indian gluttony, punishment of crimes, authority of chiefs, choice of names --
naming, Education of children, pipestone quarries, pipe-maker, Kinni-kannik, introduction of tobacco --
20. An Atelier, porcupine quills, Indian storeroom, wild plums, sand cherries, cranberries, editble roots, maple sugar, wax sugar, Eskimos --
Inuit, Indian fishing, spearing, winter fishing, etc. 21. Snowshoes [snow shoes], quickly made shoes, bear claw shoes, sledge, moccassins, war and peace, La Conductrice du Calumet, horse thief, Indian bravery, endurance, Fort Snelling, bloody war, etc. --
22. Cannibals, privations in Canada, living on roast leather, Franklin's expeditions, forced Anthropophagy, cannibalism, Windigos, dreams and their consequences, murders and lynch law, Missabikongs, female windigos, voyageur stories, etc. --
23. Old Aurora, the long-knives, silver age, gold era, arrival of the French, hard times, fire-water, Chief Shinguakongse, Capture of Fort Mackinaw, etc. --
24. Menaboju and the deluge, creation of Kinni-kannik, etc. --
25. Migrations of the bears, 1811, Dogs of Maguesh, birch-bark biting, Sun-Dial, Menaboju, discovery of maple sugar, Native doctors, Land tenure among Indians, Incantations and spells, love of home, etc.
Other Titles: Kitschi-Gami.
Responsibility: Johann Georg Kohl ; translated by Lascelles Wraxall ; with a new introduction by Robert E. Bieder ; and additional translations by Ralph Neufang and Ulrike Böcker.

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