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Books and islands in Ojibwe country / Louise Erdrich.

By: Erdrich, Louise.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: National Geographic directions: Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, c2003Description: 143 pages : illustrations, map ; 20 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0792253736 (pbk.).Subject(s): Erdrich, Louise | Erdrich, Louise, 1954- -- Family | Erdrich, Louise, 1954- -- Travel -- Ontario | Ojibwa Indians | Novelists, American -- 20th century -- Biography | Erdrich, Louise -- Family | Women novelists, American -- 20th century -- Biography | Lake of the WoodsDDC classification: 977.004973 Online resources: Publisher description
Contents:
Books and Islands -- Islands -- Rock Paintings -- Books -- Home.
Review: "Now Erdrich brings us a lovely and meditative account of a trip through the lakes and islands of southern Ontario with her new baby and the baby's father, an Ojibwe spiritual leader and guide. In this world, where her Ojibwe ancestors have lived for centuries, otter and moose still flourish, and ancient sturgeon leap in a glittering sunlit flash. But these natural splendors are just the backdrop to what Erdrich summons to life: the long, elemental tradition of storytelling that is in her blood. As she observes early on, her tribe's very name derives from the word ozhibii'ige, to write. Her journey will link eloquent stone paintings a thousand years old with a magical island where a bookish recluse built an extraordinary, improbable library - and show how both have fueled her dreams."--BOOK JACKET.
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In a small boat like those her Native American ancestors have used for countless generations, she travels to Ojibwe home ground, the islands of Lake of the Woods in southern Ontario. Her only companions are her new baby and the baby's father, an Ojibwe spiritual leader, on a pilgrimage to the sacred rock paintings their people have venerated for centuries as mystical "teaching and dream guides," and where even today Ojibwe leave offerings of tobacco in token of their power. With these paintings as backdrop, Erdrich summons to life the Ojibwe's spirits and songs, their language and sorrows, and the tales that are in their blood, echoing through her own family's very contemporary American lives and shaping her vision of the wider world. Thoughtful, moving, and wonderfully well observed, her meditation evokes ancient wisdom, modern ways, and the universal human concerns we all share.

Ch. 1. Books and Islands -- Ch. 2. Islands -- Ch. 3. Rock Paintings -- Ch. 4. Books -- Ch. 5. Home.

"Now Erdrich brings us a lovely and meditative account of a trip through the lakes and islands of southern Ontario with her new baby and the baby's father, an Ojibwe spiritual leader and guide. In this world, where her Ojibwe ancestors have lived for centuries, otter and moose still flourish, and ancient sturgeon leap in a glittering sunlit flash. But these natural splendors are just the backdrop to what Erdrich summons to life: the long, elemental tradition of storytelling that is in her blood. As she observes early on, her tribe's very name derives from the word ozhibii'ige, to write. Her journey will link eloquent stone paintings a thousand years old with a magical island where a bookish recluse built an extraordinary, improbable library - and show how both have fueled her dreams."--BOOK JACKET.

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