• Title: Living Our Language: Ojibwe TalesOral Histories
  • Author: Anton Treuer
  • ISBN: 9780873514040
  • Page: 277
  • Format: Paperback
  • Living Our Language Ojibwe TalesOral Histories Based on interviews Treuer conducted with ten elders this anthology presents the elders stories transcribed in Ojibwe with English translation on facing pages Treuer introduces each speaker offering
    Based on interviews Treuer conducted with ten elders, this anthology presents the elders stories transcribed in Ojibwe with English translation on facing pages Treuer introduces each speaker, offering a brief biography and noting important details concerning dialect or themes he then allows the stories to speak for themselves And from them we learn about the distant p Based on interviews Treuer conducted with ten elders, this anthology presents the elders stories transcribed in Ojibwe with English translation on facing pages Treuer introduces each speaker, offering a brief biography and noting important details concerning dialect or themes he then allows the stories to speak for themselves And from them we learn about the distant past BOOK JACKET.

    One Reply to “Living Our Language: Ojibwe TalesOral Histories”

    1. Living Our Language: Ojibwe Tales and Oral History, edited by American/Ojibwe scholar Anton Treuer, is a collection of cultural narratives, tales and remembrances recorded by Treuer in conversation with Ojibwe elders. The collected narratives of the elders he spoke with are presented in both Ojibwe and in English translation. Treuer's intent in publishing these narratives is not just to preserve the legacy of the elders, but to offer material that will serve the vital project of preserving the l [...]

    2. This book is a collection of stories told by Ojibwe elders. A fascinating read and insight into the mindset and culture of an indigenous people of America. A little difficult to read at times due to the stories being a transcription of verbally communicated experiences. Perhaps some heavier editing would have improved the flow. Nonetheless, an interesting read.

    3. amazing! reading this book is just a small step in my lifelong quest to heal the damage done by my chimookomaan heritage

    4. Living our language is a unique book edited by Anton Treuer. The words in the book itself, are a collection of stories told in the Ojibwe language by elders from tribes in Minnesota. These stories translated, by the elders, for Anton, are written in both Ojibwe and English alongside each other. Given the reader an experience of understanding between the languages. Anton Treuer has done a tremendous job of bringing the ojibwe language and culture out of the 1970’s. Where the stories were all ab [...]

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