The Sacred Scrolls of the Southern Ojibway

By: Dewdney, Selwyn H.

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0802033210 x, 199 pp. Includes reference list, key to sources, extensive directory of birchbark scrolls and charts, and index. Oblong 7" x 10". Extensively illustrated with black and white photo reproductions, diagrams and scroll fascimiles. "Provides a previously unavailable chart of the emergence, development, and decline of a unique religious nexus known as the Midewewin, an untranslatable Ojibway word inadequately rendered in English as the 'Grand Medicine Society.' The Mide cult was introduced by a young visionary late in the eighteenth century, and later spread from Lake Superior as far as Lake Winnipeg. Examines over a hundred Mide scrolls and relates them to the mainstream of the oral tradition as preserved in Ojibway literature. In tracing the history of this fascinating cult, the author also provides perspectives on Ojibway identity and on the rise and fall of Ojibway civilization." - from dust jacket. Somewhat above-average wear and soiling to illustrated cream-coloured dust jacket, now preserved in archival-grade Brodart. Moderate wear to book. Binding tight. Prior owner's signature atop half-title page, otherwise contents clean and unmarked. A sound copy of this wonderful reference.

Title: The Sacred Scrolls of the Southern Ojibway

Author Name: Dewdney, Selwyn H.

Categories: Religion, Native Peoples, Canadian History,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Canada, Univ of Toronto Pr: 1975

ISBN Number: 0802033210

ISBN Number 13: 9780802033215

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Jacket Condition: Good

Seller ID: 737H1149

Keywords: The Sacred Scrolls of the Southern Ojibway Birchbark Scrolls Charts Pictorial Works Grand Medicine Society Midewewin Mide Cult Saulteur Bands Lake Superior Shamanism Ceremony James Red Sky Senior Shaman,