A MUST READ!! Although The Mishomis Book is subtitled: the Voice of the Ojibway, it documents the history, traditions, and culture of all the Anishinabe people (including the Algonquin) of Turtle Island.
While at first glance this may appear to be a child’s story book [there are many relevant drawings throughout], it is in fact a written account of the oral traditions for the Anishinabe people. Highlights of the table of contents read: The Creation Story; The Earth’s First People; The Seven Grandfathers and the Little Boy; The Clan System; The Pipe and the Eagle; The Sweatlodge; The Seven Fires [prophecy]; and The Migration of the Anishinabe. These are the stories that we should all know.
This edition is Published by the University of Minnesota Press, and includes reviews by Vine Deloria Jr., Richard Erdoes, and other significant Indigenous authors.
Paper cover, 8.5” x 8.5”, 120 pages; ISBN 978-0-8166-7382-7.