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Living with animals [electronic resource] : Ojibwe spirit powers / Michael Pomedli.

Pomedli, Michael. (Author).

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J.N. Desmarais Library E 99 C6 P674 2014 30007008935099 Circulation (3rd floor) Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781442647015
  • ISBN: 1442647019
  • ISBN: 9781442614796
  • ISBN: 144261479X
  • ISBN: 9781442667044
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xli, 335 p.) : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Publisher: Toronto, Ont. : University of Toronto Press, c2014.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. [289]-328) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction -- The Grand Medicine Society, the Midewiwin -- 'Paths of the Spirit': moral values in the writings of four nineteenth-century Ojibwe in the spirit of the Midewiwin -- Otter, the playful slider -- Owls: images and voices in the Ojibwe and Midewiwin worlds -- Omnipresent and ambivalent bears -- Water creatures -- Thunderbirds.
Summary, etc.: Within nineteenth-century Ojibwe/Chippewa medicine societies, and in communities at large, animals are realities and symbols that demonstrate cultural principles of North American Ojibwe nations. Living with Animals presents over 100 images from oral and written sources -- including birch bark scrolls, rock art, stories, games, and dreams-in which animals appear as kindred beings, spirit powers, healers, and protectors. Michael Pomedli shows that the principles at play in these sources are not merely evidence of cultural values, but also unique standards brought to treaty signings by Ojibwe leaders. In addition, these principles are norms against which North American treaty interpretations should be reframed. The author provides an important foundation for ongoing treaty negotiations, and for what contemporary Ojibwe cultural figures corroborate as ways of leading a good, integrated life. --Provided by publisher.
Subject: Midéwiwin.
Ojibwa Indians > Medicine.
Ojibwa Indians > Religion.
Ojibwa Indians > Rites and ceremonies.
Animals > Religious aspects.
Animals > Symbolic aspects.

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