Ojibway Heritage

Ojibway Heritage Rarely accessible to the general public Ojibway mythology is as rich in meaning as broad as deep and as innately appealing as the mythologies of Greece Rome and other Western civilizations In Oj

  • Title: Ojibway Heritage
  • Author: Basil Johnston
  • ISBN: 9780803275720
  • Page: 388
  • Format: Paperback
  • Rarely accessible to the general public, Ojibway mythology is as rich in meaning, as broad, as deep, and as innately appealing as the mythologies of Greece, Rome, and other Western civilizations In Ojibway Heritage Basil Johnston introduces his people s ceremonies, rituals, songs, dances, prayers, arid legends Conveying the sense of wonder and mystery at the heart of theRarely accessible to the general public, Ojibway mythology is as rich in meaning, as broad, as deep, and as innately appealing as the mythologies of Greece, Rome, and other Western civilizations In Ojibway Heritage Basil Johnston introduces his people s ceremonies, rituals, songs, dances, prayers, arid legends Conveying the sense of wonder and mystery at the heart of the Ojibway experience, Johnston describes the creation of the universe, followed by that of plants and animals and human beings, and the paths taken by the latter These stories are to be read, enjoyed, and freely interpreted Their authorship is perhaps most properly attributed to the tribal storytellers who have carried on the oral tradition that Johnston records and preserves in this book.

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    • Basil Johnston

      Basil H Johnston born 13 July 1929 is a Canadian writer, storyteller, language teacher and scholar.For his work in preserving Ojibwa language and culture, he has received the Order of Ontario and Honorary Doctorates from the University of Toronto and Laurentian University Basil has also received the Aboriginal Achievement Award for Heritage and Spirituality from



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    • What would it be like to wake up every day in a sane, healthy, life of wildness and freedom? Imagine stepping outside at dawn, and observing a landscape that remained as the creator made it, undefiled by the catastrophe of industrial civilization — a gentle misty morning of peace, fresh air, and good energy. You pause and offer a prayer of gratitude, giving thanks for the gift of another day to celebrate the perfection of creation. This is not easy to imagine, because we no longer live like hu [...]


    • I read this book for research into a character I'm developing for a novel. I hoped that I would learn a bit about his background when I picked this up; I never expected to be so inspired by the stories in this wonderful book that the entire plot of my novel would come rushing at me in a great epiphany after struggling with its direction for months. I found answers to questions that I didn't know I was seeking. In reading these stories of vision quests and personal journeys, you could say the boo [...]



    • Perhaps what I like most about oral tradition cultures is the sheer difficulty of getting the same stories told in similar detail more than once. Basil Johnston, in this fantastic little dive into Ojibwe society, gives his version of the accounts told to him by his teachers and elders (he actually did grow up in the thick of Anishinaabe reserve life) and emphasizes throughout the importance of interpreting one's own sense of meaning and value from the stories, as everyone in the culture is meant [...]





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