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Basil Johnston

Basil Johnston, Anishnaabe writer, storyteller, language teacher and scholar, was born on the Parry Island Indian Reserves in Ontario, Canada, in 1929. He attended elementary school at the Cape Croker Indian Reserve school until the age of 10, after which he attended St. Peter Claver's Indian Residential School in Spanish, Ontario. He left school for a time before finishing the ninth grade, but soon learned that it would be difficult to support himself without further education. In the meantime, St. Peter Claver's had gained a new Father Superior who reorganized the school as Garnier Residential School for Indian Boys to deliver a secondary school education, instead of as a trade school. In 1950 Johnston graduated valedictorian from Garnier and then attended Loyola College in Montreal where he graduated with honors, earning a B.A. in 1954. An account of his school years can be read in Indian School Days.

From 1955 through 1961 Basil Johnston was employed by the Toronto Board of Trade. He received his Secondary School Teaching Certificate from the Ontario College of Education in 1962, and took a position teaching history at the Earl Haig Secondary School in North York until 1969. He then joined the Ethnology Department of the Royal Ontario Museum where he worked for the next 25 years with a mandate to record and celebrate Ojibway (Anishinaabe) heritage, especially language and mythology. His writings began appearing in print in 1970. The first essay, "Bread Before Books or Books Before Bread," which appeared in The Only Good Indian: Essays by Canadian Indians, recounts events contributing to the deterioration of the Native American culture. For the Ministry of Indian and Northern Affairs Johnston wrote the Ojibway Language Course Outline and the Ojibway Language Lexicon in 1978. Basil is a fluent speaker, scholar, and teacher of the Anishnaabe language who writes in both English and Anishnaabe. He is often sought as a translator, perhaps because his translations display a sensitivity to both the Ojibway and English languages. Since the key to understanding culture is language, to provide this key, Basil Johnston has developed audio programs on cassette and CD.

Back in 1968 a grade 5 student, after studying Indians in-depth for five weeks, asked Basil Johnston, a visitor to the school, "Is that all there is to Indians, Sir?" Since that time Basil has written 15 books in English and 5 in Ojibway to show that there is much more to North American Indian life than social organization, hunting and fishing, food preparation, clothing, dwellings and transportation. In addition he has written numerous articles that have been published in newspapers, anthologies and periodicals. In 1978 he developed the script for the film, "The Man, the Snake and the Fox", still available from the National Film Board of Canada. Basil travels extensively throughout Canada and the U.S. to speak about the Ojibway culture and language. He often visits Canadian and U.S. Ojibway reserves and reservations and schools where he continues to pass down the stories, customs, and history of the Ojibway people in the Ojibway oral tradition.

Writing available online

Excerpt from the Introduction to Honour Earth Mother

Awards

For his work in preserving Ojibway language and culture, he has received the Order of Ontario and Honourary Doctorates from the University of Toronto and Laurentian University. Basil has also received the 2004 Aboriginal Achievement Award for Heritage and Spirituality

A short biography from the Internet Public Library's Native American Author's Project is available.

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Books by Basil Johnston or containing his work

Honour Earth Mother, Kegedonce Press. [Buy from Amazon Canada]
Crazy Dave, Minnesota Historical Society. [Buy from Amazon Canada]
The Manitous: The Spiritual World of the Ojibway, Minnesota Historical Society. [Buy from Amazon Canada]
Mermaids and Medicine Women: Native Myths and Legends, Royal Ontario Museum. [Buy from Amazon Canada]
Dancing With a Ghost: Exploring Indian Reality, Rupert Ross, Introduction by Basil Johnston, Butterworth-Heinemann. [Buy from Amazon Canada]
Tales the Elders Told: Ojibway Legends, Shirley Cheechoo (Illustrator), Royal Ontario Museum. [Buy from Amazon Canada]
The Bear-Walker and Other Stories, Royal Ontario Museum. [Buy from Amazon Canada]
The Star-Man: And Other Tales, Royal Ontario Museum. [Buy from Amazon Canada]
Tales of the Anishinaubaek, Royal Ontario Museum. [Buy from Amazon Canada]
Ojibway Heritage, Univ of Nebraska Pr. [Buy from Amazon Canada]
Ojibway Ceremonies, Brompton Books. [Buy from Amazon Canada]
Ojibway Tales, Univ of Nebraska Pr. [Buy from Amazon Canada]
Moosemeat and Wild Rice, McClelland & Stewart. [Buy from Amazon Canada]
By Canoe and Moccasin Some Native Place Names of the Great Lakes, Whetung Ojibwa Crafts. [Buy from Amazon Canada]
Indian School Days, Firefly Books Ltd. [Buy from Amazon Canada]
How the birds got their colours = Gah w'indinimowaut binaesheehnyuk w'idinauziwin-wauh, Kids Can Press. [Buy from Amazon Canada]

Language Courses      

Ojibway language course outline for beginners, Indian and Inuit Affairs Program.
Ojibway language lexicon for beginners, Indian and Inuit Affairs Program.

Anthologies      

Canada: Discovering Our Heritage,
with David Smith, Chris Andreae, Ann MacKenzie, & E. Mitchner, Ginn Pr. [Buy from Amazon Canada]
The Only Good Indian: Essays by Canadian Indians, Waubageshig (Editor), New Press.



This is an "official" site in that this page was constructed with the assistance and active collaboration of the author, Basil Johnston. The website "author" is Karen M. Strom

© 2004 Basil Johnston and Karen Strom.


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Ojibwe Language Links

Ojibwe Language Bibliography

Baraga, Frederic. A Dictionary of the Ojibway Language. St. Paul, Minnesota: Minnesota Historical Society Press. 1992.

Benton-Banai, Edward. The Mishomis Book. St. Paul, Minnesota: Indian Country Press, Inc., 1979.

Bopp, Judie, Michael Bopp, Lee Brown, Phil Lane. The Sacred Tree. Four Winds Development Project, 1984.

Brill, Charles. Red Lake Nation, Portraits of Ojibway Life. Minneapolis, Minnesota: University of Minnesota Press, 1992.

Coatsworth, Emerson. The Adventures of Nanabush: Ojibway Indian Stories. Toronto, Canada: Doubleday Canada Limited, 1979.

Coleman, Sister Bernard, Ellen Frogner, Estelle Eich. Ojibwa Myths and Legends. Minneapolis, Minnesota: Ross and Haines Inc., 1961.

Densmore, Frances. Chippewa Customs. St. Paul, Minnesota: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1979.

Diedrich, Mark. Ojibway Oratory, Great Moments in the Recorded Speech of the Chppewa, 1695-1889. Rochester, Minnesota: Coyote Books, 1990.

Fletcher, Alice C. Indian Games & Dances With Native Songs. University of Nebraska Press, 1994.

Gawboy, Carl, Ron Morton. Talking Rocks. Duluth, Minnesota: Pfeifer-Hamilton Publishers, 2000.

Johnston, Basil. Ojibway Heritage. Toronto, Ontario: McClelland and Stewart, 1976.

Johnston, Basil. The Manitous: The Spiritual World of the Ojibway. St. Paul, Minnesota: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2001.

Leekley, Thomas B. The World of Manabozho, Tales of the Chippewa Indians. New York: The Vanguard Press, Inc., 1965.

Mason, Philip P., editor. Schoolcraft’s Ojibwa Lodge Stories. East Lansing, Michigan: Michigan State University Press, 1997.

Nichols, John, Earl Nyholm, editors. An Ojibwe Word Resource Book. Saint Paul, Minnesota: Minnesota Archaeological Society, 1979.

Prucha, Francis Paul, editor. Documents of United States Indian Policy. Lincoln, Nebraska: University of Nebraska Press, 2000.

Tanner, Helen Hornbeck. Indians of North America – The Ojibwa. Chelsea House Publishers, 1992.

Treuer, Anton, editor. Living Our Language: Ojibwe Tales & Oral Histories. Minnestota Historical Society Press, 2001.

Treuer, Anton, editor. Oshkaabewis Native Journal. Milwaukee, Wisconsin: University of Wisconsin Department of History Indian Studies Publications, Bemidji State University.

Vollom, Judith L., Thomas M. Vollom. Ojibwemowin. Series 1. O.L.P. Native Voice, Inc., 1994.

Warren, William W. History of the Ojibway People. Saint Paul, Minnesota: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1984.

Williams, Mentor L., editor. Schoolcraft’s Indian Legends. East Lansing, Michigan: Michigan State University Press, 1991.

Ojibwe Language Links

Ojibwe language site with an online bulletin board, wordlists, and lists of resources
http://first-ojibwe.net/

Online Ojibwe lessons including grammar, pronunciation and spelling guides, vocabulary, and/or sample dialogues
http://www.msu.edu/user/dearhous/lang.html
http://www.ksc.nasa.gov/external/groups/naic.old/ojibway.htm#language
http://www.angelfire.com/wa/chippewalanguagebook/index.nav.html
http://www.ojibwemowin.com/anishinaabemodaa.html
http://www.css.edu/students/pfarell/Ojibwe.html
http://www.fdl.cc.mn.us/web/language/vtilist.html
http://www.citilink.com/~nancyv/ojibwe/o_langua.htm
http://www.uwec.edu/Academic/Curric/greidebe/Indigenous/woodlands/Odawa/Language.htm
http://my.freeway.net/~fred/wovow.html

Homepage of the Ojibwemowin Zagaswe'idiwin (Ojibwe Language Society), offering Ojibwe lessons and resources in the Minnesota area
http://www.ojibwemowin.com/

Language program from the Ojibway and Cree Cultural Centre for maintaining the Ojibway and Cree languages
http://www.schoolnet.ca/aboriginal/occc/language-e.htm

Ojibwe Forum, it is mostly English-language but there are Ojibwe speakers and students to talk to there
http://first-ojibwe.net/bb/index.html

Information about Ojibwe and Cree radio broadcasts
http://www.angelfire.com/mi/mishomis/radio.html

Ojibwa kinship terms
http://www.rootsweb.com/~minatam/ojibwa.html

Ojibwe place names and their meanings
http://vax1.bemidji.msus.edu/~bdonovan/PLACENAMES.HTML
http://www.geocities.com/Athens/9479/ojibwe.html

Sample dialogues for language learning, with English translation
http://www.msu.edu/user/dearhous/misc.html

Oshkaabewis Native Journal, a bi-annual forum for native topics in English and Ojibwe
http://www.glrain.net/glrain/onj.htm

Portage Lake: a bilingual Ojibwe and English book with Ojibwe glossary and notes, with order information
http://www.kstrom.net/isk/books/adult/ad521.html

Two Women, a story in Ojibwe with hypertext for language learners
http://vax1.bemidji.msus.edu/~bdonovan/Two_Women.html

Saga of Iyash in Oji-Cree and English, written in syllabics and recorded in RealAudio
http://legends.knet.on.ca/

Play written by students in an Ojibwe class, in Ojibwe and English, about a family's trip to a casino
http://www.geocities.com/CollegePark/Campus/9941/an_ojibwe_play.htm

Ojibwe language plaque on the Canadian Tribute to Human Rights
http://www.schoolnet.ca/aboriginal/tribute/ojib-bay-e.html

NPR segment of Ojibwe maintenance efforts in Minnesota
http://search.npr.org/cf/cmn/cmnps05fm.cfm?SegID=41356

Bibliography of Ojibwe language materials, with samples and brief reviews
http://www.manl.mb.ca/WWS/chapter7.html

Lists of Ojibwe language resources and materials
http://niikaan.fdl.cc.mn.us/anish/index.html
http://www.lib.cmich.edu/clarke/iculnala.htm
http://www.angelfire.com/mi/mishomis/alinks.html

Ojibwe Language Products and Services

KIM, an interactive language learning CD for children teaching Ojibwe and other native languages
http://www.manl.mb.ca/KIM/kim.html

Ojibwe language-learning CD-ROM for sale
http://www.css.edu/users/SPIERSON/ojibwe/ojibwe.htm

Ojibwe software and videos for sale, also with a writing sample
http://www.worldlanguage.com/Languages/OjibwaOtchipwe.htm

Comprehensive list of language learning resources for Ojibwe, with order information
http://216.250.229.70/learning/ojibwe.htm

Ojibwe language and language learning books for sale
http://edwards1.com/rose/native/books.html
http://www.nativelanguages.com/_private/northern.html
http://www.kstrom.net/isk/books/ref/r918.html

Ojibwe audio courses with order information
http://www.101language.com/ojibwe.html
http://nativenet.uthscsa.edu/archive/ng/94/0131.html

Songbook and cassette tape of Ojibwe-language songs, aimed at Ojibwe students
http://www.millelacsojibwe.org/songbook.html

Ojibwe phrase-a-day language learning calendar for sale from a nonprofit language society
http://www.ojibwemowin.com/giizis.html

Canadian translation service specializing in English, French, Cree, and Ojibway
http://www.cantalk.com/index.html

Listing of Ojibwe language courses in Canada, the US, and by distance learning
http://www.geocities.com/miishidiyaash/knoomdng.htm

Ojibwe Dictionaries, Glossaries, and Wordlists

ALIS, an online database of Cree, Dene, Dakota, and Ojibwe
http://www.manl.mb.ca/alis.html

Online dictionary program translates simple Odawa and Ojibwe sentences into English and back
http://mokennon.albion.edu/odawatest.html-ssi

English-Ojibwe and Ojibwe-English online dictionary lookups
http://niikaan.fdl.cc.mn.us/anish/cgi-bin/tran.html

Experimental Oji-Cree translation dictionary, only 64 words but with audio files and lots of information about each
http://www.knet.ca/webdata/

Odawa-English glossary
http://my.freeway.net/~fred/odtoeng.html

Ojibwe wordlists organized by parts of speech and topic
http://first-ojibwe.net/translations/
http://www.nativetech.org/shinob/ojibwelanguage.html
http://my.freeway.net/~fred/language.html
http://www.users.qwest.net/~rddez/#History Two
http://www.whiteoak.org/learning/language.htm#OJIBWE

Ojibwe talking phrasebooks
http://www.ainc-inac.gc.ca/ks/english/5010_e.html
http://www.startribune.com/viewers/qview/cgi/qview.cgi?template=wearticle&slug=speak25
http://www.leechlakeojibwe.org/language/language.shtml
http://www.schoolnet.ca/aboriginal/audiosam/anish/anish-e.html

Ojibwe language pages that include lists of vocabulary (animals, food, etc.)
http://www.msu.edu/user/dearhous/lang.html
http://users.uniserve.com/~aball/Ojibwe/ojibwe.htm
http://www.ksc.nasa.gov/external/groups/naic.old/ojibway.htm#language
http://www.citilink.com/~nancyv/ojibwe/lang_ani.htm

Ojibwe Names

Explanation of Ojibwe naming traditions by an Ojibwe mother
http://nativenet.uthscsa.edu/archive/nc/9511/0300.html

Short lists of Ojibwe names
http://www.kabalarians.com/female/chippewf.htm
http://www.kabalarians.com/male/chippewm.htm


Ojibwe Authors

Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm 1965- Ojibwe, Chippewa of Nawash

Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm was born in 1965 in Toronto. A Band member of the the
Chippewa of Nawash, on the Cape Croker Reserve, Akiwenzie-Damm received an M.A.
in English literature from the University of Ottawa in 1996. Her first chapbook was
published in April 1993. She dedicated her writings to her grandmother O. Irene
Akiwenzie. She currently lives in Neyaashiinigmiing (formerly the Cape Croker Reserve).

Online resources by or about Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm:

Daughter of Pele
Author: Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm
Type: etext
Description: Poem by Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm, from "trout two" (June 1997).
URL: http://www.auckland.ac.nz/lbr/trout/trout2/damm/pele.htm

Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm
Author: Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm and Karen Strom
Type: authorbio
Description: Biographical and bibliographical information about Akiwenzie-Damm.
URL: http://www.hanksville.org/storytellers/damm/

Lehua Flower
Author: Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm
Type: etext
Description: Poem by Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm, from "trout two" (June 1997).
URL: http://www.auckland.ac.nz/lbr/trout/trout2/damm/lehua.htm

Ottawa Art Gallery: Reading with Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm and Armand Garnet Ruffo
Author: The Ottawa Art Gallery
Type: authorbio
Description: Contains brief biographies of Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm and Armand Garnet
Ruffo.
URL: http://www.cyberus.ca/~oag/home-e/talks/talkbios/reading.htm

Rainstorm in Volcano
Author: Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm
Type: etext
Description: Poem by Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm, from "trout two" (June 1997).
URL: http://www.auckland.ac.nz/lbr/trout/trout2/damm/rain2.htm

Books by Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm:

Akiwenzie-Damm, Kateri. My heart is a stray bullet
Cape Croker, Ont. : Kegedonce Press, 1993.
Genre: Poetry
Description: 54 p. ; 23 cm. Poems.
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0969712006

Edward Benton-Banai , 1934- Ojibwe , Lac Courte Oreilles

Edward Benton-Banai writes about the Ojibwe people, explaining Ojibwe tradition,
culture and philosophy.

Online resources by or about Edward Benton-Banai:

International Indian Treaty Council and AIM Speakers Bureau: Edward Benton Banai
Type: authorbio
Description: Short biography of Benton Banai, from the International Indian Treaty
Council and AIM Speakers Bureau listing. Includes a photo.
URL: http://www.aimovement.org/iitc/index.html#BENAI

Books by Edward Benton-Banai:

Benton-Banai, Edward. Generation to Generation
Hayward, Wis. : Indian Country Communications, 1991.
Genre: Fiction
Description: 21 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Audience: Youth

Benton-Banai, Edward. The Mishomis book : the voice of the Ojibway
St. Paul, Minn. : Indian Country Press, 1979.
Genre: Oral History
Description: v, 114 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Relates the culture, history and philosophy of the Ojibwe people.
Audience: Adult

Andrew J. Blackbird (Mac-ke-te-be-nessy) , 1822- Chippewa -Ottawa

Andrew Blackbird was born in 1822. In his book, Blackbird tells of his Indian youth, his
baptism, and his journey to Ohio to seek an education among the whites. In 1861 he was
appointed U.S. interpreter. He was Catholic but later converted to Protestantism.

Books by Andrew J. Blackbird:

Blackbird, Andrew J.. Complete both early and late history of the Ottawa and
Cheppewa Indians of Michigan : a grammar of their language, personal and family
history of the author
Harbor Springs, Michigan : Babcock and Darling, 1897.
Genre: Nonfiction
Description: 94p. : 18cm.
The edition listed is the one of the later editions before a facsimile was
published by theLittle Traverse Regional Historical Society in 1977.
Notes: Originally published: Ypsilanti, Mich. : Ypsilantian Job Print. House, 1887.
Notes : Author used to be a U.S. Interpreter
Indians of North America--Michigan
The author's Indian name is Mack-aw-de-be-nessy (Black Hawk). First edition published
in 1897 under title: History of the Ottawa and Chippewa Indians

Blackbird, Andrew J.. History of the Ottawa and Chippewa Indians of Michigan; a
grammar of their language, and personal and family history
Ypsilanti, Michigan : Ypsilanti Job Printing House, 1887.
Genre: Nonfiction
Description: 128 p. 18 x 14 cm.
Ottawa Indians.
Ojibwa Indians.
Audience: Adult

Blackbird, Andrew J.. The Indian problem, from the Indian's standpoint
Ypsilanti, Michigan : Scharf Tag, Label & Box Co., 1900.
Genre: Nonfiction
Description: 22p. ports. 23 cm.
Notes : "Obtained by application to the Secretary of the National Indian Association,
Philadelphia."
Notes : Blackbird refers to himself, the author, as the "hereditary chief of l'Arbre Croche
(now Harbor Springs, Michigan)
Indians, Treatment of--United States
Government relations
Audience: Adult

Kimberly M. Blaeser , 1955- Ojibwe, White earth

Kimberly Blaeser was born in Billings, Montana and is of Anishinaabe and German
heritage. She grew up on the White Earth Reservation. She obtained both her M.A. and
Ph.D from the University of Notre Dame in 1982 and 1990 respectively. She is a
reporter/photographer, technical writer, lecturer, instructor and teaching fellow and has
been lecturing at the University of Wisconsin since 1990. Her interests include wildlife
and nature photography and she undertakes a lot of excursions, which she reports helps
to feed her creative writing and compliment her work in Native American Literature.

Awards and Honors

Francis C. Allen Fellowship
Research Award University of Wisconsin Institute on Race & Ethnology, 1992
Research Fellow, Newberry Library
Native Writer's Circle of the Americas 1993 First Book Award
Wordcraft Circle Storyteller of the Year award (Lecture/Speaking), 1999

Online resources by or about Kimberly M. Blaeser:

A Gathering of Voices: Kimberly Blaeser
Author: Golda Meir Library, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Type: authorbio
Description: Biographical information about Blaeser, from an online exhibit of
Milwaukee writers. Includes photo, and links to excerpts from her works.
URL: http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/Library/special/exhibits/milpoets/blaeser1.htm

Kimberly Blaeser
Author: Kimberly Blaeser and Karen Strom
Type: authorbio
Description: Biographical and bibliographical information about Blaeser.
URL: http://www.hanksville.org/storytellers/kblaeser/

Kimberly M. Blaeser
Author: Robin R. Rehm
Type: authorbio
Description: This page is part of a series from Voices from the Gaps: Women Writers of
Color produced by the Department of English and Programs in American Studies at the
University of Minnesota. Included is an in-depth biography, selected bibliography and
related links.
URL: http://voices.cla.umn.edu/authors/KimberlyBlaeser.html

Books by Kimberly M. Blaeser:

Blaeser, Kimberly M.. Gerald Vizenor : writing in the oral tradition
Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, 1996.
Genre: Nonfiction
Description: 260 p. ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Vizenor, Gerald Robert, 1934---Technique.
Oral tradition--United States.
Storytelling--United States.
Indians in literature.
Narration (Rhetoric)
Fiction--Technique.
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0806128747 (pbk.)

Blaeser, Kimberly M.. Trailing you : poems
Greenfield Center, N.Y. : Greenfield Review Press, 1994.
Genre: Poetry
Description: viii, 86 p. : ill. ; 22 cm. Prizewinning poetry collection. (Native Writer's
Circle of the Americas 1993 First Book Award.)
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0912678887

Ignatia Broker (Ni-BO-WI-SE-GWE) , 1919-1987 Ojibwe, White Earth

Ignatia Broker was concerned with bridging generation gaps for the Ojibway. She was
born on the White Earth Reservation in Minnesota in 1919 and died in 1987. She attended
the Indian boarding school at Wahpeton Indian Boarding School in North Dakota. Broker
was an Ojibway elder and storyteller. Over the course of her life she worked to educate
the public about Native American people. She founded the Minnesota Indian Historical
Society. She was involved with the Upper Midwest American Indian Center in
Minneapolis. She wrote the Night Flying Woman, a story rich in Ojibway traditions.
Broker died in 1987.

Online resources by or about Ignatia Broker:

Ignatia Broker
Author: Katie O'Gara
Type: authorbio
Description: This page is part of a series from Voices from the Gaps: Women Writers of
Color produced by the Department of English and Programs in American Studies at the
University of Minnesota. Included is an in-depth biography, selected bibliography and
related links.
URL: http://voices.cla.umn.edu/authors/IgnatiaBroker.html

Books by Ignatia Broker:

Broker, Ignatia. Night flying woman : an Ojibway narrative
St. Paul : Minnesota Historical Press, 1983.
Genre: Nonfiction
Description: 135 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Illustrated by Steven Premo with a foreword by Paulette Fairbanks Molin.
Ojibwa Indians--Social life and customs--Juvenile literature.
Ojibwa IndiansJuvenile literature.
Minnesota--Social life and customs--Juvenile literature.
Minnesota Juvenile literature.
Audience: Youth

Works About the Author

* "The Art of Remembering, an Interview with Ignatia Broker." Emphasis Magazine. Detroit
Lakes, MN: Lakes Publishing Company, June 1984.
* "Author Ignatia Broker Dies at 68." Minneapolis Star and Tribune. Wednesday, June 24,
1987. 6B.
* Broker, Ignatia. Personal Papers. St. Paul, MN: Minnesota Historical Society Manuscripts
Collections, 1908-1920, 1931, 1978, 1982-1987.
* Dixon, Rebecca D. ed. "Book Review." Choice Magazine. Volume 21, Number 7. March,
1984. 1042.
* Hirschfelder, Arlene, ed. Native Heritage: Personal Accounts by American Indians, 1790
to the Present. New York: Macmillian, 1995.
* "Ignatia Broker: Helping Children to Understand." White Earth Seventh Annual Career
Day. White Earth Reservation. April 1985.
* "Indian Women Share Histories to Improve the Future." Minneapolis Star and Tribune.
Sunday, March 8, 1987. 21A.
* Leno, M. John. "Book Review." North Dakota History: Journal of the Northern Plains.
Summer, 1984. 54-55.
* Oandasan, William, ed. "Reviews." American Indian Culture and Research Journal.
Volume 9, Number 1. The Regents of the University of California, 1985. 103-105.
* Wilson, Terry P. and Robert A. Black, eds. "Book Reviews." The American Indian
Quarterly, Volume IX, Number I. University of California, Berkley: The Native American Studies
Program, 1985. 92-93.

Diane Burns , 1957- Chemehuevi – Chippewa, Lac Court Oreilles

Diane Burns was born in 1957. Burns 's father is a Chemehuevi and her mother is an
Anishinabe. The Chemehuevi are the richest tribe in America and their tribal lands include
part of Palm Springs, California but Burns has stronger ties with her mother's people,
who come from Lac Court Oreilles in Wisconsin. Her poetry is known for its humor and
honesty.

Books by Diane Burns:

Burns, Diane. Riding the one-eyed Ford
Bowling Green : Contact II Publications, 1981.
Description: 1 v. (unpaged) ; 22 cm.
Audience: Adult

Rosemary Christensen - Chippewa

Rosemary Ackley Christensen is a Chippewa writer and educator who lives in Deluth,
Minnesota. She has written extensively about providing educational and library services
for Native Americans, and has worked to develop curriculum and teaching guides.

Books by Rosemary Christensen:

Christensen, Rosemary. Materials selection for Indian libraries
Minneapolis, Minn. : National Indian Education Association, 1975.
Genre: Nonfiction
Description: 13 p. ; 27 cm.
Audience: Adult

Christensen, Rosemary. Treaty with the Chippewa, 1854 : a curriculum guide and
teaching manual
Minneapolis, Minn. : Minneapolis Public Schools, 1986.
Genre: Nonfiction
Description: 156 p. : ill., maps, forms ; 28 cm. Developed by L. Kay Dietl and Skip
Olsen in consultation with Rosemary Ackley Christensen et al. ; artwork was created by
Steve Premo and Stephen "Jet" Gingras ; other individuals who contributed include Rhea
Sullivan, Mike Huerth.
Audience: All Ages

Christensen, Rosemary. Working with Indian communities and agencies to
establish Indian library services
Minneapolis, Minn. : National Indian Education Association, 1975.
Genre: Nonfiction
Description: 15 p. ; 27 cm. Cover title: Establishing Indian library service. Part I.
Audience: Adult


Stephen Cole , 1948- Lakota -Ojibwe

Stephen Cole is a writer of Lakota and Ojibwe heritage and is a veteran of the Vietnam
War. His story of his experiences in the war and how he was helped by the teachings of
his grandfather is told in his book, Silent Warrior. He currently lives in Michigan.

Books by Stephen Cole:

Cole, Stephen. Silent warrior
Winnipeg : Pemmican Publications.
Genre: Nonfiction
Description: 161 p. ; 6 x 9 cm.
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0921827431

George Copway (Kahgegagahhowh (Stands Fast)) , 1818-1863 Ojibwe

George Copway, from the Mississauga Band of the Ojibwe, was an author whose
autobiographical works were some of the earliest published writings by a Native
American. Born in Ontario in 1818, he spent the first part of his life working as a
Methodist missionary, and much of the second half as a writer and traveling speaker.

Books by George Copway:

Copway, George. Indian life and Indian history by an author: embracing the
tradition of the North American Indians regarding themselves ...
Boston, MA : Colby, 1858.
Genre: Nonfiction

Copway, George. The life, history, and travels of Kah-ge-ga-gah-bowh (George
Copway): a young Indian Chief of the Ojebwa nation.
Albany, NY : Weed & Parsons, 1847.
Genre: Oral History

Copway, George. The life, letters and speeches of Kah-ge-ga-gah-bowh, or G.
Copway, Chief Ojibway nation.
New York : S.W. Benedict, 1850.
Genre: Oral History

Copway, George. The Ojibway conquest, a tale of the Northwest by Kah-ge-ga-gah-
bowh
New York : Putman, 1850.

Copway, George. Organization of a New Indian Territory, East of the Missouri
river, arguments and reasons submitted to the Honorable members of the Senate
House of Representatives ...
New York : S.W. Benedict, 1850.
Genre: Nonfiction

Copway, George. Running sketches of men and places, in England, France,
Germany, Belgium, and Scotland.
New York : Riker, 1851.
Genre: Nonfiction

Copway, George. The traditional history and characteristic sketches of the
Ojibway nation
London : Charles Gilpin, 1850.
Genre: Nonfiction

George Cornell , 1948- Ojibwe

George Cornell was born in 1948. He has a Ph.D degree. Cornell is an associate professor
of English and History and director of the Native American Institute at Michigan State
University, and serves on the Board of Trustees to the National Museum of the American
Indian at the Smithsonian Institution.

Online resources by or about George Cornell:

Native American Institute Staff: George Cornell
Author: Michigan State University
Type: authorbio
Description: Short note about Cornell's research interests.
URL: http://www.msu.edu/unit/nai/naistaff.htm#GLC

Books by George Cornell:

Cornell, George. People of the three fires
Grand Rapids, Mich. : Grand Rapids Inter-Tribal Council, 1986.
Genre: Nonfiction
Description: 118 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm.
Includes bibliography and index.
Co-authors James A. Clifton and James M. McClurken.
Contributors : Grand Rapids Inter-Tribal Council.
Michigan
Ottawa Indians
Potawatomi Indians
Ojibwa Indians
ISBN: 0961770708

Allan Crow Ojibwe, White Fish Bay

Born in Whitefish Bay, Ojibway Allan Crow currently lives in Winnipeg with his family.

Books by Allan Crow:

Crow, Allan. The crying Christmas tree
Winnipeg : Pemmican Publications, 1989.
Genre: Fiction
Description: [18] p. : p., col. ill. ;, 28 cm.
Illustrations by David Beyers.
Audience: Youth
ISBN: 092182713X

Elisabeth Dietz, Chippewa

Online resources by or about Elisabeth Dietz:

Amazon.com talks to Elisabeth Dietz
Author: Amazon.com
Type: authorbio
Description: An interview with Elisabeth Dietz.
URL: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/show-interview/d-e-ietzlisabeth/

Elisabeth Dietz
Author: Blue Dolphin Publishing
Type: authorbio
Description: Biographical page from her publisher.
URL: http://www.bluedolphinpublishing.com/dietz.htm

Books by Elisabeth Dietz:

Dietz, Elisabeth. Now Is the Hour : Native American Prophecies and Guidance for
Earth Changes
Blue Dolphin Publishing, 1998.
Description: Co-author: Shirley Jonas
ISBN: 1577330293

Anne M. Dunn , 1940- Ojibwe

Anne M. Dunn is an Ojibwe author and storyteller who lives in Cass Lake, Minnesota.

Online resources by or about Anne M. Dunn:

A Jealous Husband
Author: Anne Dunn
Type: etext
Description: Text of a piece fromTribal Fires Journal, Winter Issue 1994.
URL: http://www.tribalfires.com/journal/archives/winter1994/a_jealous_husband.html

Peltier Recalls Influence of Early Years
Author: Anne. M. Dunn
Type: authorbio
Description: This article about an interview with Peltier was written by Dunn in
October of 1995 for The Circle.
URL: http://www.hartford-hwp.com/archives/41/054.html

Books by Anne M. Dunn:

Dunn, Anne M.. Grandmother's gift : stories from the Anishinabeg
Duluth, Minn : Holy Cow! Press, 1997.
Genre: Folklore
Description: 142 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
ISBN: 0930100727

Dunn, Anne M.. When beaver was very great : stories to live by
Mount Horeb, Wis. : Midwest Traditions, Inc., 1995.
Genre: Folklore
Description: 223 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
With illustrations by Sharon L. White.
ISBN: 1883953073

Dunn, Anne M.. Winter thunder : retold tales
Duluth, Minn : Holy Cow! Press, 2001.
Genre: Folklore
Description: 161 p. : p., ill. ;, 20 cm.
Collected & edited by Anne M. Dunn ; illustrations by Cynthia Holmes.
ISBN: 0930100700

Adam Fortunate Eagle , 1929- Ojibwe, Red Lake

Adam Fortunate Eagle was born on the Chippewa Reservation in Red Lake, Minnesota.
As was common practice during his day, her was raised in an Indian boarding school. He
attended the Haskell Indian Institute in Kansas, where he et his wife, Bobbi. Eagle is the
Spiritual Leader of the Keepers of the Sacred Tradition of Pipemakers, and was an
organizer of the Indian occupation of Alcatraz Island. He has been a participant in the
Conference on World Affairs held at the University of Colorado. He has an offbeat sense
of humor and once garnered worldwide attention by stepping off a plane in Italy, driving a
spear into the ground and claiming Italy for the Native American people based on the
same Right of Discovery used by Columbus to claim Hispaniola. Currently, he lives with
his wife on her Shoshone-Paiute reservation near Fallon, Nevada. He runs an art gallery
there when he is not visiting and lecturing on Native American customs and rights.

Online resources by or about Adam Fortunate Eagle :

Resolution Maintaining the Great Pipestone Quarries
Author: Keepers of the Sacred Tradition of Pipemakers
Type: etext
Description: Resolution declaring the Great Pipestone Quarries of Minnesota be declared
a sacred site for all Indian People, signed by Adam Fortunate Eagle.
URL: http://ww2.sd.cybernex.net/~bjohns/3/mission.htm

Books by Adam Fortunate Eagle :

Eagle , Adam Fortunate. Alcatraz! Alcatraz! : the Indian occupation of 1969-1971
Berkeley, CA : Heyday Books, 1992.
Genre: Nonfiction
Description: 155 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm. Foreword by Vine Deloria, Jr . Photos by Ilka
Hartmann.
Dakota Indians--Biography.
Dakota Indians--Land tenure.
Alcatraz Island (Calif.)Indian occupation, 1969-1971.
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0930588517


Louise Erdrich , 1954- Chippewa, Turtle Mountain

Louise Erdrich was born in 1954, in Little Falls, Minnesota and grew up in Wahpeton,
North Dakota where her parents worked for the Bureau of Indian Affairs. She received an
M.A. degree from the John Hopkins University in 1979. Erdrich's fiction and poetry,
draws on her Chippewa heritage to examine complex familial and sexual relationships
among full and mixed blood Native Americans as they struggle with questions of identity
in white European American culture. She is a novelist, poet, short story writer, essayist
and a critic.

Awards and Honors

Best First Fiction Award from the American Academy and Institute of Arts & Letters
John Simon Guggenheim Award, 1985.
Wordcraft Circle Writer of the Year (Prose - Children's Literature) award, 2000 (for The
Birchbark House.

(Photo courtesy of Facts on File, American Historical Images on File: The Native
American Experience )

Online resources by or about Louise Erdrich:

An Emissary of the Between-World
Author: Katie Bacon
Type: etext
Description: An interview with Erdrich from the 1/17/01 issue of Atlantic Unbound.
URL: http://www.theatlantic.com/unbound/interviews/int2001-01-17.htm

IPL Online Literary Criticism: Louise Erdrich
Author: Internet Public Library
Type: authorbio
Description: Collection of links to biographical and critical sites about Erdrich and her
works.
URL: http://www.ipl.org/cgi-bin/ref/litcrit/litcrit.out.pl?au=erd-189

Leonard Peltier has paid enough
Author: Louise Erdrich
Type: etext
Description: An article published in the January 10, 2001 issue of the StarTribune.
URL: http://www.startribune.com/stOnLine/cgi-bin/article?thisSlug=ERD10

Louis Erdrich
Author: Gale Group, Inc.
Type: authorbio
Description: This extensive biography of Erdrich comes from the Gale Group's
Celebrating Women's History Month web site. The content was originally part of the
publisher's Contemporary Authors New Revision Series.
URL: http://www.gale.com/free_resources/whm/bio/erdrich_l.htm

Louise Erdrich
Author: Amy Leigh McNally and Piyali Nath Dalal
Type: authorbio
Description: This page is part of a series from Voices from the Gaps: Women Writers of
Color produced by the Department of English and Programs in American Studies at the
University of Minnesota. Included is an in-depth biography, selected bibliography and
related links.
URL: http://voices.cla.umn.edu/authors/LouiseErdrich.html

Modern American Poetry: Louise Erdrich
Author: Cary Nelson
Type: authorbio
Description: Site is divided into sections such as: About Louise Erdrich, About Erdrich's
Poetry, Excerpts from Interviews, Bibliography, and External Links.

URL: http://www.english.uiuc.edu/maps/poets/a_f/erdrich/erdrich.htm

More Love Medicine: Article on Louise Erdrich by Polly Sprenger
Author: A & E
Type: authorbio
Description: Interview with Louise Erdrich by Polly Sprenger, including photograph and
biographical information, plus discussion of Erdrich's book "Tales of Burning Love."
URL: http://www.daily.umn.edu/ae/Print/ISSUE25/cover.html

The Salon Interview: Louise Erdrich
Type: authorbio
Description: An interview with Louise Erdrich about her writing and motherhood.
URL: http://www.salon.com/weekly/interview960506.html

Satan: Hijacker of a Planet by Louise Erdrich
Author: Louise Erdrich
Type: etext
Description: Text of a short story published in the Aug. 1997 issue of "Atlantic
Monthly."
URL: http://www.theatlantic.com/issues/97aug/erdrich.htm

Books by Louise Erdrich:


Erdrich, Louise. The Antelope Wife
New York, NY : HarperFlamingo, 1998.
Genre: Fiction
Description: xii, 240 p. ; 25 cm.
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0060187263

Erdrich, Louise. Baptism of desire : poems
New York : Harper & Row, 1989.
Genre: Poetry
Description: 78 p. ; 24 cm.
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0060162139

Erdrich, Louise. The beet queen
New York : Holt, 1986.
Genre: Fiction
Description: 338 p. ; 22 cm.
Notes : Sequel to Love Medicine, the novel.
Notes : Written in storyteller and Native American traditions.
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 08050005850030706122

Erdrich, Louise. The bingo palace
New York : Harper Collins Publishers, 1994.
Genre: Fiction
Description: 272 p. ; 24 cm.
North Dakota--Fiction.
North DakotaFiction.
North Dakota--Man-woman relationships--Fiction.
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0060170808

Erdrich, Louise. The Birchbark House
New York : HyperionBooks for Childre, 1999.
Genre: Fiction
Description: 244 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Omakayas, a seven-year-old Native American girl of the Ojibwa tribe, lives through the
joys of summer and the perils of winter on an island in Lake Superior in 1847.
Audience: Youth
ISBN: 0786803002

Erdrich, Louise. The blue jay's dance : a birth year
New York : Harper Collins Publishers, 1995.
Genre: Autobiography
Description: 223 p. ; 20 cm.
Erdrich, Louise--Family.
Motherhood.
Mothers and daughters--United States
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0060171324

Dorris, Michael; Erdrich, Louise. Conversations with Louise Erdrich and Michael
Dorris
Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 1994.
Genre: Nonfiction
Description: 262 p. ; 23 cm.
Edited by Allan Chavkin and Nancy Feyl Chavkin.
Series : Literary Conversations series.
Indian authors--20th century--Interviews.
Erdrich, Louise--Interviews.
Dorris, Michael--Interviews.
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 08780565130878056521 (pbk.)

Dorris, Michael; Erdrich, Louise. The crown of columbus
New York, N.Y. : Harper Collins, 1991.
Genre: Fiction
Description: 382 p. ; 25 cm.
Co-authored by Michael Dorris and Louise Erdrich.
Summary : Tale of two lovers and their search to find the truth about Columbus.
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0060160799

Erdrich, Louise. Grandmother's pigeon
New York : HyperionBooks for Childre, 1996.
Genre: Fiction
Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 23 x 29 cm.
Illustrated by Jim LaMarche.
Passenger pigeon hatchlings, thought to be extinct, are discovered in Grandmother's room
after she departs on a voyage to Greenland.
Audience: Youth
ISBN: 0786801654

Erdrich, Louise. Jacklight
New York : Henry Holt, 1984.
Genre: Poetry
Description: 85 p. ; 22 cm.
Notes : "An owl book."
American poetry--20th century.
American poetry--Women authors.
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0805010475 (pbk.)

Erdrich, Louise. The last report on the miracles at Little No Horse
New York, NY : HarperCollins, 2001.
Genre: Fiction
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0060187271

Erdrich, Louise. Love medicine
New York : Harper Perennial, 1993.
Genre: Fiction
Description: 367 p. ; 21 cm.
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0553344234 (hc.)0060975547 (pbk.)

Erdrich, Louise; Dorris, Michael. Route 2 (U.S. Highway 2: Description and
Travel)
Lord John Press, 1990.
Genre: Nonfiction
Audience: All Ages

Erdrich, Louise. Tales of burning love
New York : Harper Collins, 1996.
Genre: Fiction
Description: 441 p.
Summary : Five women stranded together in a blizzard, all former wives of the same man
who is now dead, tell why they loved him.
Audience: Adult

Erdrich, Louise. Tracks
New York : Henry Holt, 1988.
Genre: Fiction
Description: 226 p. ; 22 cm. A North Dakota tribe tries to keep their land.
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0805008950

Ron Evans , Chippewa -Cree

Ron Evans is a storyteller whose works include Inktomi and the Ducks and The First
Dog. He has shared stories from the Assiniboine, Chippewa and Cree traditions, including
Trickster tales. He grew up in Montana and Western Canada, and is the adopted brother
of Gayle Ross, a Cherokee storyteller.

Books by Ron Evans:

Evans, Ron. Land claims and native manpower; staffing regional and village
corporations under Alaska native claims settlement act of 1971
Alaska : University of Alaska, 1971.
Genre: Nonfiction
Description: 52 p. 23cm.
Co-authors : Judith Kleinfeld, Peter Jones
Related : Alaska Native Foundation.
Alaska Native Foundation and Institute of Social, Economic and Government Research,
University of Alaska
Land settlement--Alaska.
Labor supply--Alaska.
Audience: Adult

David A. Groulx , 1969- Anishinaabe - Ojibwe

David A. Groulx is an Ojibwa poet from Canada.

Online resources by or about David A. Groulx:

Dear Canada
Author: David A. Groulx
Type: etext
Description: Excerpted from Groulx's poem "Zygote". Part of the Broken Pencil web
site, a "guide to alternative culture in Canada."
URL: http://www.brokenpencil.com/excerpts/dear-canada.shtml

In The Cold October Water
Author: David A. Groulx
Type: etext
Description: Part of the Intercultural Platform web site, which "offers easy access for
writers and artist to publish and exhibit on the Internet."
URL: http://www.xs4all.net/~aboiten/adboit2k.htm

Books by David A. Groulx:

Groulx, David A.. The long dance
Wiarton, ON : Kegedonce Press, 2000.
Genre: Poetry
ISBN: 0969712057

Groulx, David A.. Night in the exude : poems
Sault Ste. Marie, ON : Tyro Pub., 1997.
Genre: Poetry
Description: 59 p. ; 22 cm.

Basil H. Johnston , 1929- Ojibwe, Parry Island

Basil Johnston was born on the Parry Island Indian Reserves in Ontario, Canada, in 1929.
He graduated from Loyola College, Montreal, Quebec, cum laude in 1954. Johnston is
predominantly concerned with the preservation of his native Ojibway culture. He relates
the legends and stories of his tribe with humor and dignity. He is an ethnologist,
nonfiction writer, essayist, short story writer, autobiographer, and educator. He is a
member of the ethnology department at Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto.

Online resources by or about Basil H. Johnston

Beverly Slopen's Clients: Basil Johnston
Author: Beverly Slopen Literary Agency
Type: authorbio
Description: Information about Johnston and his books, from the Beverly Slopen
Literary Agency.
URL: http://www.digitalbookworld.com/slopen/authors/Johnston/johnston.html

Books by Basil H. Johnston:

Johnston, Basil H.. The bear-walker and other stories
Toronto : Royal Ontario Museum, 1995.
Genre: Folklore
Description: 64 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
ISBN: 0888544154

Johnston, Basil H.. Crazy Dave
Toronto : Key Porter Books, 1999.
Genre: Fiction
Description: 334 p. ; 23 cm.
ISBN: 155263051X

Johnston, Basil H.. How the birds got their colours
Toronto : Kids Can Press, 1978.
Genre: Folklore
Language: Ojibwa and English
Description: [48] p. : ill. (some col.) ; 18 cm.
Audience: Youth
ISBN: 0919964192

Johnston, Basil H.. Indian school days
Toronto : Key Porter Books, 1988.
Genre: Biography
Description: 250 p. ; 24 cm.
Johnston, Basil, 1929-.
Garnier Residential School.
Ojibwa Indians--Education.
EthnologistsBiography.
ISBN: 1550130722

Johnston, Basil H.. The Manitous : the spiritual world of the Ojibway
New York : HarperCollins Publishers, 1995.
Genre: Folklore
Description: 247 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Ojibwa Indians--Religion.
Ojibwa mythology.
Ojibwa Indians--Folklore.
ISBN: 0060171995

Johnston, Basil H.. Moose meat and wild rice
Toronto : McClelland and Stewart, 1978.
Genre: Fiction
Language: Ojibwa and English
Description: 188 p. ; 22 cm.
ISBN: 0771044437

Johnston, Basil H.. Ojibway ceremonies
Toronto : McClelland and Stewart, 1987.
Genre: Fiction
Language: Ojibwa and English
Description: 188 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Illustrations by David Beyer.
Notes:Includes some text in Ojibwa.
Ojibwa Indians--Fiction.
Indians of North America--Fiction.
ISBN: 0771044453

Johnston, Basil H.. Ojibway heritage
New York : Columbia University Press, 1976.
Genre: Folklore
Description: 171 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Ojibwa Indians--Religion.
Ojibwa Indians--Legends
Ojibwa Indians--Mythology.
ISBN: 0231041683

Johnston, Basil H.. The star man and other tales
Toronto : Royal Ontario Museum, 1997.
Genre: Folklore
Description: 62 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Audience: Youth
ISBN: 0888544197

Johnston, Basil H.. Tales of the Anishinaubaek
Toronto : Royal Ontario Museum, 1993.
Genre: Folklore
Description: 79 p. : ill., some color ; 25 cm.
Contributors:Royal Ontario Museum.
Ojibwa Indians--Legends.
Indians of North America--Folklore.
Legends--Canada.

Johnston, Basil H.. Tales the elders told : Ojibway legends
Toronto : Royal Ontario Museum, 1981.
Genre: Folklore
Description: 62 p. : ill., some color ; 21 cm.
Paintings and drawings by Shirley Cheechoo
Ojibwa Indians--Legends
Indians of North America--Folklore.
ISBN: 0888542615

Verna Patronella Johnston , 1909- Ojibwe

Ojibwa author and expert on helping Native American youth adapt to urban life. She
opened the first boarding house for Native American students in Toronto, Canada. She
traveled to over 124 different reserves, speaking on reserve and urban life.

Awards and Honors

1976 Indian Woman of the Year (Native Women's Association of Canada)

Books by Verna Patronella Johnston:

Johnston, Verna Patronella. Gifts from the Indian culture
1972 .
Description: 8 l. ; 30 cm.

Johnston, Verna Patronella. Tales of Nokomis
Toronto, Ont. : Stoddart, 1994 1975 .
Genre: Folklore
Description: 64 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.
Ojibwa Indians -- Folklore.
Illustrated by Francis Kagige.
ISBN: 0773756906

Peter Jones (Kahkewaquonaby Sacred Feathers) , 1802-1856 Ojibwe

Peter Jones was born at the Head of the Lake (present-day Hamilton, Ontario) in 1802.
Jones benefited from two years of schooling in small one-room schools. He learned
English and later became a translator. He devoted his life teaching the Ojibwas about
Christianity. After his death his wife, Eliza collected his diaries and his notes for a history
of the Mississaugas, which formed an invaluable primary source materials for a study of
Christian Ojibwas in southern Ontario in mid-nineteenth century. Both his life and
Journals (1860) and History of the Ojebway Indians(1861) were published
posthumously.

Online resources by or about Peter Jones:

Victoria University Library - Peter Jones Collection
Author: Victoria University Library
Type: authorbio
Description: Description of the materials held in the Peter Jones Collection at the
Victoria University Library. Also includes a biographical sketch of Jones, photo, and
information about the Eliza Jones material in the collection.
URL: http://vicu.utoronto.ca/library/special/jones.htm

Books by Peter Jones:

Jones, Peter. A collection of Chippeway and English hymns, for the use of the
native Indians
New York : Nelson & Phillips, 1841.
Genre: Nonfiction
Language: Chippewa and English
Description: 289 p. 13cm.
Notes: Added title p. in Chippewa: Ojebway nuhguhmonun, kanuhnuhguhmowabjin
egewh uhneshenahbaig.
Kahahnekuhnootuhmobeeungin owh Kahkewaquonaby ...
English and Chippewa on opposite pages.
Without music.
Ojibwa language--Texts.
Hymns, Chippewa.
Audience: All Ages

Jones, Peter. History of the Ojebway Indians; with especial reference to their
conversion to Christianity
London : A. W. Bennett, 1861.
Description: 278 p. front., pl., ports. 19 cm.
Ojibwa Indians.

Gordon Henry , 1955- Ojibwe, White Earth

Gordon Henry was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1955 and is an enrolled member
of the Chippewa tribe at the White Earth Reservation. His father served in the United
States Navy, and Henry grew up travelling and living on military bases. He studied at the
Michigan State University and earned his Ph.D. in Literature at the University of North
Dakota. He has taught at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan , and at
Michigan State University.

Online resources by or about Gordon Henry:

Dr. Gordon Henry
Author: Michigan State University Department of English
Type: authorbio
Description: Henry's faculty web page at MSU. Includes a list of his publications, his
teaching schedule, and his contact information.
URL: http://www.msu.edu/unit/engdept/people/faculty/henry.htm

Michigan Writer Series: Gordon Henry
Author: Michigan State University's Vincent Voice Library
Type: authorbio
Description: Recordings and images from a 2/19/99 discussion with Henry. Requires
RealAudio to listen to the sound files. Also available as downloadable MP3 files.
URL: http://www.lib.msu.edu/vincent/writertest/february19.htm

Books by Gordon Henry:

Henry, Gordon. The light people
Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, 1994.
Genre: Fiction
Description: 226 p. ; 23 cm.
Series : American Indian literature and critical studies series ; v. 7
Minnesota--Fiction.
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0806125861


Lenore Keeshig-Tobias, Ojibwe, Nawash First Nation

A member of the Chippewas of Nawash First Nation, Keeshig-Tobias is a children's
author and storyteller.

Online resources by or about Lenore Keeshig-Tobias:

Cultural appropriation and Aboriginal literature
Author: Kenneth Williams
Type: authorbio
Description: Text of Windspeaker article which quotes extensively from Keeshig-Tobias
and Cuthand.
URL: http://www.ammsa.com/classroom/CLASS3appropriation.html

Books by Lenore Keeshig-Tobias:

Keeshig-Tobias, Lenore. Bineshiinh dibaajmowin / Bird talk
Toronto : Sister Vision,, 1991.
Genre: Fiction
Language: English and Ojibway
Description: [32] p. : p., ill. ;, 18 x 23 cm.
Illustrations by Polly Keeshig-Tobias
Audience: Youth
ISBN: 0920813895

Keeshig-Tobias, Lenore. Emma and the trees
Toronto : Sister Vision,, 1995.
Genre: Fiction
Language: English and Ojibway
Description: Illustrations by Polly Keeshig-Tobias
Audience: Youth
ISBN: 0920813119

Keewaydinoquay -Anishinaabe - Ojibwe

Keewaydinoquay Peschel is an Ojibwa medicine woman and storyteller.

Books by Keewaydinoquay:

Keewaydinoquay. Puhpohwee for the people : a narrative account of some uses of
fungi among the Ahnishinaabeg
DeKalb, Ill. : LEPS Press, 1998.
Genre: Nonfiction
Description: xiv, 70 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
ISBN: 1879528185

Maude Mitchell Kegg (Naawakamigookwe, Middle of the Earth) , 1904-1996 Ojibwe, Mille Lacs

Maude Kegg was born in 1904, in Crow Wing County, Minnesota, near the Chippewa
villages of Mille Lacs Lake. She learned tribal lore and skills from AAkogwam, her
maternal grandmother. She attended the the local county school with white settlers and
completed the eighth grade. She has been the interpreter of her people's traditional way of
life to both Indian and non-Indians. In 1969 she began teaching the Ojibwa language to
scholars. In 1990 she received a National Heritage Fellowship from the National
Endowment for the Arts in recognition of her achievements as a folk artist and cultural
interpreter.

Awards and Honors

National Heritage Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Online resources by or about Maude Mitchell Kegg:

Kegg's legacy lies in cultural appreciation
Author: The Minnesota Daily
Type: authorbio
Description: Text of 1/24/96 editorial from "The Minnesota Daily", commenting on
Kegg's recent passing.
URL: http://www.mndaily.com/daily/1996/01/24/editorial_opinions/ekegg.ed/

Maude Kegg, Naawakamigookwe
Author: Kathleen M. Thomas and Parnell Mahoney
Type: authorbio
Description: This page is part of a series from Voices from the Gaps: Women Writers of
Color produced by the Department of English and Programs in American Studies at the
University of Minnesota. Included is an in-depth biography, selected bibliography and
related links.
URL: http://voices.cla.umn.edu/authors/MaudeKegg.html

Books by Maude Mitchell Kegg:

Kegg, Maude Mitchell. Gabekanaansing = At the end of the trail : memories of
Chippewa childhood in Minnesota with texts in Ojibwe and English
Greeley, Colo. : University of Northern Colorado, 1978.
Genre: Autobiography
Language: English and Ojibwa
Description: 85 leaves ; 28 cm. Series: Occasional publications in anthropology.
Linguistics series ; no. 4. Told by Maude Kegg ; edited and transcribed by John Nichols.
Audience: All Ages

Kegg, Maude Mitchell. Portage Lake : memories of an Ojibwe childhood
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 1993.
Genre: Autobiography
Language: English and Ojibwa
Description: 272 p. : map ; 23 cm. Includes bibliographical references. Edited and
transcribed by John D. Nichols. Originally published: Edmonton, Alberta : University of
Alberta Press, 1991.
Audience: All Ages
ISBN: 0816624151

Wayne Keon , 1946- Ojibwe

Born in Pembroke, Ontario in 1946, Ojibway poet Wayne Keon has had his writings
published in several Canadian literary journals and anthologies.

Online resources by or about Wayne Keon:

Wayne Keon
Author: League of Canadian Poets Site
Type: authorbio
Description: A short biographical page, which includes a photo of Keon and a list of his
publications.
URL: http://www.poets.ca/linktext/direct/keon.htm

Books by Wayne Keon:

Keon, Wayne. My sweet maize : poems and tales
Stratford, Ont. : Mercury Press, 1997.
Genre: Poetry
Description: 111 p. ; p., 23 cm.
ISBN: 1551280418

Keon, Wayne. Storm dancer : poems
Stratford, Ont. : Mercury Press, 1993.
Genre: Poetry
Description: 103 p. : p., 23 cm.
ISBN: 0920544975

Keon, Wayne. Sweetgrass: an anthology of Indian poetry
Elliot Lake, Ont. : W.O.K. Books, 1972.
Genre: Poetry
Description: 156 p.: p., ill. (1 col.), ports.;, 18 cm.
Poems by Orville Keon, Wayne Keon and Ronald Keon.

Keon, Wayne. Sweetgrass II : poems
Stratford, Ont. : Mercury Press, 1990.
Genre: Poetry
Description: 103 p. : p., 23 cm.
ISBN: 0920544789

Keon, Wayne. Thunderbirds of the Ottawa
Cobalt, Ont. : Highway Shop, 1977.
Genre: Fiction
Description: 100 p. : p., ill. ;, 27 cm.
By Orville Keon and Wayne Keon.
Fictional account of a Canadian of native descent with a contemporary
historical setting in the Ottawa Valley region.
ISBN: 0889541027

Clara Sue Kidwell , 1941- Choctaw -Chippewa

Clara Sue Kidwell was born in 1941 in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. She obtained her Ph.D from
the University of Oklahoma in 1970. She is a historian and an associate professor of
Native American Studies at the University of Berkeley, California. Kidwell is also
assistant director of cultural resources, National Museum of the American Indian,
Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC.

Awards and Honors

Rockefeller Foundation Humanities Fellowship, 1976-77

Online resources by or about Clara Sue Kidwell:

Clara Sue Kidwell
Author: Clara Sue Kidwell
Type: authorbio
Description: Kidwell's faculty web page at the University of Oklahoma.
URL: http://faculty-staff.ou.edu/K/Clara.S.Kidwell-1/

Books by Clara Sue Kidwell:

Kidwell, Clara Sue. The Choctaws: A critical bibliography
Genre: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult

Kidwell, Clara Sue. Choctaws and Missionaries in Mississippi, 1818-1918
Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, 1997.
Genre: Nonfiction
Description: 288 p. : ill. ; 5x8 in. Maps, notes, bibliography and index. History of the
Choctaw people who stayed in Mississippi instead of migrating on the Trail of Tears.
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 080612914X

Winona LaDuke , 1959- Ojibwe, White Earth

LaDuke, a member of the Anishinaabe nation who lives on the White Earth Reservation in
Minnesota, is highly respected activist for social and environmental issues. Her first
novel, Last Standing Woman was published in 1997.

Awards and Honors

1988 International Reebok Human Rights Award
One of Ms. magazine's Women of the Year in 1997
1998 WAND (Women's Action for New Direction) Leadership Award
2000 Wordcraft Circle Writer of the Year (Prose - Non-Fiction) award (for All our
Relations)

Online resources by or about Winona LaDuke:

Activist/author looks to the future
Author: Mary Elizabeth Cronin
Type: authorbio
Description: Article about LaDuke from the April 23, 1998 issue of the Seattle Times.
URL: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/news/lifestyles/html98/altduke_042398.html

Buffalo nation. (environmental benefits of American bison and efforts to restore them to
the Great Plains)
Author: Winona Laduke
Type: etext
Description: Text of a May 2000 Sierra article by LaDuke.
URL: http://www.findarticles.com/cf_0/m1525/3_85/62828708/print.jhtml

Celebrating Hellraisers: Winona LaDuke
Author: Jay Walljasper
Type: authorbio
Description: Text of a 1996 article from Mother Jones about LaDuke.
URL: http://www.mojones.com/mother_jones/JF96/anniversary/laduke.html

Honor the Earth: Winona LaDuke
Author: Honor the Earth
Type: authorbio
Description: Biography of LaDuke, from Honor the Earth (a group that LaDuke serves
as Program Director of) whose mission is "to provide funding and public support for
Native environmental initiatives."
URL: http://honorearth.org/about_us/winona.html

Speak Out: Winona LaDuke
Author: Speak Out
Type: authorbio
Description: A brief biography of LaDuke from Speak Out, an organization which
provides speakers and artists for campus and community events. Includes a list of her
upcoming speaking engagements.
URL: http://www.speakersandartists.org/People/WinonaLaDuke.html

Wild Rice Moon
Author: Winona Laduke
Type: etext
Description: Text of a Sept 2000 Sierra article by LaDuke.
URL: http://www.findarticles.com/cf_0/m1525/5_85/64426302/print.jhtml

Winona LaDuke
Author: Kelly Porter
Type: authorbio
Description: This page is part of a series from Voices from the Gaps: Women Writers of
Color produced by the Department of English and Programs in American Studies at the
University of Minnesota. Included is an indepth biography, selected bibliography and
related links.
URL: http://voices.cla.umn.edu/authors/WinonaLaduke.html

Books by Winona LaDuke:

LaDuke, Winona. All our relations : native struggles for land and life
Cambridge, MA : South End Press, 1999.
Genre: Nonfiction
ISBN: 0896086003

LaDuke, Winona. Last standing woman
Stillwater, MN, U.S.A. : Voyageur Press, 1997.
Genre: Fiction
Description: 303 p. : maps ; 24 cm.
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0896582787

Annette Leevier , 1856- Ojibwe

Annette Leevier was born in 1856. She was brought up according to the dictates of her
mother's Catholic faith, and was sent to live in a nunnery. She communicated with Martin
Luther in perfect English. Her first book Psychic Experiences of an Indian Princess was
published in 1920.

Books by Annette Leevier:

Leevier, Annette. Psychic experiences of an Indian princess
Los Angeles, Cal. : The Austin Publishing company, 1920.
Description: [32] p. 20 cm.

Edna Manitowabi , 1945- Ojibwe

Edna Manitowabi was born in 1945. She writes about the effect the Catholic boarding
school had on her and she relates this to her later life experiences, the feeling of
inadequacy and fear which resulted from not being allowed to speak her own language,
from being unable to understand her teacher's English. Later Manitowabi went to
Toronto, where she tried to commit suicide, but with psychiatric help she finally found
peace which is reflected in her writings.

Calvin Morrisseau – Ojibwe, Couchiching First Nation

Morrisseau is a member of the Couchiching First Nation near Fort Frances, Ontario,
Canada. He is the Human and Social Services Manager at the Couchiching First Nation,
and also facilitates workshops relevant to the wholistic model he advocates in his book,
"Into The Daylight".

Books by Calvin Morrisseau:

Morrisseau, Calvin. Into the Daylight : A Holistic Approach to Healing
Toronto : Univ of Toronto Pr, 1998.
Genre: Nonfiction
Description: viii, 104 p. : ill.
ISBN: 0802043410

Mildred Noble - Ojibwe

A member of the Ojibway tribe, Mildred Noble is best known for Sweet Grass, a
collection of sketches of her life and the lives of several other Native American women.
She received her B.A. in Social Science from Boston College, and was a Community
Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Online resources by or about Mildred Noble:

A Gathering of elders
Author: Diane Vanaskie
Type: authorbio
Description: A features story from Mount Holyoke College's "Mount Holyoke News"
paper, from 10/8/98, covering a conference discussion with Muriel Miguel, Mildred
Nobel, and Trudie Lamb Richmond.
URL: http://www.mtholyoke.edu/org/mhnews/f98/oct08/features/FTelders.htm

Books by Mildred Noble:

Noble, Mildred. Sweet grass : lives of contemporary native women of the Northeast
Mashpee, MA : C.J. Mills, 1997.
Genre: Biography
Description: 109 p. : ports. ; 23 cm.

Jim Northrup (Chibenashi) , 1943- Ojibwe, Fond du Lac

Jim Northrup writes a monthly newspaper column, the Fond Du Lac Follies which is
published in The Circle, The Native American Press, and the News From Indian Country.
In his writings, he describes life on the reservation with candor and wry humor.

Online resources by or about Jim Northrup:

Jim Northrup
Author: Jim Northrup and Karen Strom
Type: authorbio
Description: Biographical and bibliographical information about Northrup.
URL: http://www.hanksville.org/storytellers/northrup/

Sugarbush By Jim Northrup
Author: Jim Northrup
Type: etext
Description: A story written by Jim Northrup from the 3/11/00 issue of Canku Ota - A
Newsletter Celebrating Native America.
URL:
http://www.turtletrack.org/Issues00/Co03112000/CO_03112000_JimNorthrup.htm

Sugarbush-Ishkigamizige-giizis
Author: Jim Northrup
Type: etext
Description: A story written by Jim Northrup from the 5/19/01 issue of Canku Ota - A
Newsletter Celebrating Native America.
URL: http://www.turtletrack.org/Issues01/Co05192001/CO_05192001_Sugarbush.htm

Books by Jim Northrup:

Northrup, Jim. The Rez Road follies : canoes, casinos, computers, and birch bark
baskets
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 1999.
Genre: Biography
Description: Ojibwa Indians--Biography.
Ojibwa Indians--Social life and customs.
Ojibwa wit and humor.
Fond du Lac Indian Reservation (Minn.)--Social life and customs.
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0816634955

Northrup, Jim. Walking the Rez Road
Stillwater, Minnesota : Voyageur Press, 1993.
Genre: Fiction
Description: 176 p. ; 20 cm.
Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975--Literary collections.
Ojibwa Indians--Literary collections.
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0896581810

nila northSun , 1951- Shoshone - Ojibwe

northSun was born in Schurz, Nevada. Her poetry has been published in Callaloo in the
special feature NEW EXPRESSIONS OF NATIVE AMERICA, Vol. 17, No. 1, Winter 1994.
northSun lives in Fallon, Nevada.

Online resources by or about nila northSun:

Amazon.com talks to nila northSun
Author: Amazon.com
Type: authorbio
Description: A short interview with nila northSun.
URL: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/show-interview/n-n-orthsunila

Myth, Memory and Narrative: The Poetry of nila northSun
Author: Stephanie Fitzgerald
Type: authorbio
Description: A very nice site about northSun which includes biographical and
bibliographical information about the poet and her works. Also offers the text of two of
her poems, "what gramma said about how she came here" and "indian campground" .
URL: http://grad.cgu.edu/~fitzgers/webpage/mainpage.htm

Once a week
Author: nila northSun
Type: etext
Description: Text of nila northSun's poem Once a week from volume 1 of Juice.
URL: http://www.frantik-pod.com/Leannes/48.html

Books by nila northSun:

northSun, nila. Diet pepsi & nacho cheese : poems
Fallon, NV : Duck Down Press, 1977.
Genre: Poetry
Description: 35 p. ; 22 cm.
ISBN: 091691805X

northSun, nila. Small bones, little eyes : poems
Fallon, NV : Duck Down, 1981, 1981.
Genre: Poetry
Description: 76 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Others: Jim Sagel.
Series: Windriver series
Contents: Small bones by Nila NorthSun and Little eyes by Jim Sagel
ISBN: 0916918173

northSun, nila. A snake in her mouth : poems 1974-96
Albuquerque, NM : West End Press, 1997.
Genre: Poetry
Description: 96 p. ; 22 cm.
ISBN: 0931122872

Simon Otto - Ojibwe

Simon Otto writes about the legends and stories of Michigan Indians.

Books by Simon Otto:

Otto, Simon. Grandmother Moon Speaks
Grand Rapids, MI : Michigan Indian Press, 1991.
Genre: Folklore
Description: Eighteen legends of the Ojibwe tribe of Michigan
Audience: All Ages
ISBN: 0961770759

Otto, Simon. Walk in Peace : Legends and Stories of the Michigan Indians
Grand Rapids, MI : Michigan Indian Press, 1991.
Genre: Folklore
Description: 2nd edition.
Traditional stories passed down from elders.

Audience: All Ages
ISBN: 0961770759

Ferguson Plain - Ojibwe

Ferguson Plain has written many books for children that speak to the importance of
Native American values and of finding one's own place and identity.

Books by Ferguson Plain:

Plain, Ferguson. Amikoonse (Little Beaver)
Pemmican Publications .
Genre: Fiction
Description: Story of a little beaver who has grown up among people, and must journey
to find others of his own kind.
Audience: Youth

Plain, Ferguson. Eagle Feather - An Honour
Pemmican Publications.
Description: An Ojibway boy learns from the teachings of his grandfather.

Plain, Ferguson. Grandfather Drum
Winnipeg : Pemmican Publications, 1994.
Genre: Folklore
Description: Nanabozo--Legends
Audience: Youth
ISBN: 0921827415

Plain, Ferguson. Little White Cabin
Winnipeg : Pemmican Publications, 1992.
Genre: Fiction
Audience: Youth
ISBN: 0921827261

Plain, Ferguson. Rolly's Bear
Winnipeg : Pemmican Publications, 1996.
Audience: Youth
ISBN: 0921827520

Gordon Regguinti , 1954- Ojibwe

Gordon Regguinti was born in Minnesota. Regguinti earned his B.A. in Indian Studies
from the University of Minnesota in 1987. He is Executive dierctor of the Native
American Journalists Association in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His other professional
posts include newsletter instructor for Migizi Communications in Minneapolis and series
editor for Lerner Publications.

Online resources by or about Gordon Regguinti:

Writing for seven generations hence
Author: Gordon Regguinti
Type: etext
Description: Text of an article by Regguinti about the role of the media in community
relations, from the June/July 1997 issue of For a Change magazine.
URL: http://www.mra.org.uk/fac/jun97/media.html

Books by Gordon Regguinti:

Regguinti, Gordon. The sacred harvest: Ojibway wild rice gathering
Minneapolis : Lerner Publications, 1992.
Genre: Nonfiction
Description: 48 p. : ill., maps ; 22 x 25 cm. A boy takes part in his first rice harvest on
the Leech Lake Reservation.
Youth level book on the Ojibway wild rice harvest from the series We Are Still Here.
Foreward by Michael Dorris.
Photographs by Dale Kakkak.
Includes bibliographical references.
Audience: Youth

John Rogers (Way Quah Gishig; Chief Snow Cloud) , 1890- Ojibwe, White Earth

John Rogers was born on the White Earth Reservation in northern Minnesota at the turn
of the century and was taken to federal boarding school at Flandereau, South Dakota in
order to be assimilated into white society. He fought to preserve his Chippewa heritage
by writing his memoirs of Chippewa life and traditions.

Books by John Rogers:

Rogers, John. Red World and White : Memories of a Chippewa Boyhood
Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, 1997.
Description: 176 p. : 4x7. Autobiography of Chippewa life on the White Earth
Reservation at the turn of the century, with a foreward by Melissa L. Meyer.
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0806128917

Armand Garnet Ruffo , 1955- Ojibwe

Armand Ruffo is an Ojibway poet who was born in Northern Ontario and is currently
living in Ottawa, Canada. He teaches in the Carleton University English Department and
acts as associate director of the Centre for Aboriginal Education, Research and Culture.
Prior to teaching there, he received a M.A. in Literature and Creative Writing from the
University of Windsor. His poetry has appeared in many anthologies. He also writes
plays (including Ghost Woman and A Windigo Tale), essays, and stories.

Awards and Honors

Finalist, 1997 Saskatchewan Book Awards

Online resources by or about Armand Garnet Ruffo:

Armand Garnet Ruffo
Author: Armand Ruffo, Karen Strom
Type: authorbio
Description: Biographical and bibliographical information on the author. Includes links to
the texts of several of his poems, and a photo of the author.
URL: http://www.hanksville.org/storytellers/ruffo/

How
Author: Armand Ruffo
Type: etext
Description: Text of Ruffo's poem How, originally published in Grey Owl: The Mystery
of Archie Belaney.
URL: http://www.hanksville.org/storytellers/ruffo/poems/How.html

How Do You Know?
Author: Armand Ruffo
Type: etext
Description: Text of Ruffo's poem How Do You Know?, originally published in Grey
Owl: The Mystery of Archie Belaney.
URL: http://www.hanksville.org/storytellers/ruffo/poems/HowDoYouKnow.html

Old Story
Author: Armand Ruffo
Type: etext
Description: Text of Ruffo's poem Old Story, originally published in Opening in the sky.
URL: http://www.hanksville.org/storytellers/ruffo/poems/OldStory.html

On Lake Titicaca
Author: Armand Ruffo
Type: etext
Description: Text of Ruffo's poem On Lake Titicaca, originally published in Opening in
the sky.
URL: http://www.hanksville.org/storytellers/ruffo/poems/Titicaca.html

Ottawa Art Gallery: Reading with Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm and Armand Garnet Ruffo
Author: The Ottawa Art Gallery
Type: authorbio
Description: Contains brief biographies of Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm and Armand Garnet
Ruffo.
URL: http://www.cyberus.ca/~oag/home-e/talks/talkbios/reading.htm

The Storm
Author: Armand Ruffo
Type: etext
Description: Text of Ruffo's poem The Storm, originally published in Opening in the sky.
URL: http://www.hanksville.org/storytellers/ruffo/poems/TheStorm.html

Books by Armand Garnet Ruffo:

Ruffo, Armand Garnet. Grey Owl : the mystery of Archie Belaney
Regina, Saskatchewan : Coteau Books, 1996.
Genre: Poetry
Description: 217 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Grey Owl, -- 1888-1938 -- Poetry.
ISBN: 1550501097

Ruffo, Armand Garnet. Opening in the sky
Penticton, B.C. : Theytus Books, 1994 .
Genre: Poetry
Description: 92 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
ISBN: 0919441556

Jane Johnston Schoolcraft (Obahbahmwawagezhegoqua) , 1800-1841 Ojibwe

Jane Johnston was born at what is now Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Jane and her siblings
were educated to the Ojibwa way of life by their mother as well as the basic school
subjects. She received further education in Canadian private schools. In 1823 Johnston
married Henry Schoolcraft, a soon to be famous Indian agent. Her written accounts of
Ojibwa oral traditions have been published in several anthologies, including The Women's
Great Lakes Reader, edited by Victoria Brehm (Holy CowPress, 1998)

Murdo Scribe , 1920-1983 - Ojibwe

Murdo Scribe's book entitled Murdo's Story is a favorite of children's literature. In 1985,
Murdo's Story was honored by the Canada Council with a Governor-General's Award for
Children's Literature.

Books by Murdo Scribe:

Scribe, Murdo. Murdo's Story: A Legend From Northern Manitoba
Winnepeg : Pemmican Publications.
Genre: Folklore
Description: 42 p. : ill. ; 28 cm. A wonderful telling of how Fisher became the Big
Dipper. It was Scribe's hope that the stories and legends will give today's generation a
sense of pride in the contribution of their ancestors.
ISBN: 0921827024

Ruby Slipperjack , 1952- Ojibwe

Ruby Slipperjack was born in Whitewater Lake, Ontario, where she was raised on
traditional stories and crafts. Slipperjack attended Shingwauk Residential School in Sault
Ste. Marie and high school in Thunder Bay, Ontario. She earned her B.A. and B.Ed. from
Lakehead University in 1989. Slipperjack is also an accomplished painter. Ruby is from
the Fort Hope Indian Band in Ontario. Currently, she is a faculty member in the
Department of Indigenous Learning at Lakehead University.

Online resources by or about Ruby Slipperjack:

Curriculum Vitae: Ruby Slipperjack-Farrell
Author: Ruby Slipperjack-Farrell
Type: authorbio
Description: A summary of Ruby Slipperjack-Farrell's education, professional
experiences, and publications.
URL: http://flash.lakeheadu.ca/~rfarrell/rubycv.html

Indigenous Learning - Professor R. Farrell
Author: Ruby Slipperjack-Farrell
Type: authorbio
Description: The author's web page on the Lakehead University Department of
Indigenous Learning's web site. Includes photo.
URL: http://www.LakeheadU.ca/~indigwww/rfarrell.html

Books by Ruby Slipperjack:

Slipperjack, Ruby. Honour the sun
Winnipeg : Pemmican Publications, 1987.
Genre: Fiction
Description: 211 p. ; 23 cm.
ISBN: 091914344X

Slipperjack, Ruby. Silent words
Saskatoon, Sask : Fifth House Publishers, 1992.
Genre: Fiction
Description: 250 p. : port. ; 22 cm.
Ontario--Fiction.

Slipperjack, Ruby. Weesquachak and the lost ones
Penticton, BC : Theytus Books, 2000.
Genre: Fiction
Description: 203 p. ; p., 23 cm.
ISBN: 0919441882

Drew Hayden Taylor , 1962- Ojibwe, Curve Lake First Nations

Drew Hayden Taylor is from the Curve Lake First Nations. He is an award-winning
playwright, scriptwriter, and journalist.

Awards and Honors

1996 nomination for the James Buller Award for Playwright of the Year - Someday
1997 winner of the James Buller Award for Playwright of the Year - Only Drunks and
Children Tell the Truth

Online resources by or about Drew Hayden Taylor:

Are you a chip off the old block
Author: Drew Hayden Taylor
Type: etext
Description: This pdf document contains the text of a column by Taylor from the Feb.
1999 issue of the Assembly of First Nations Messenger.
URL:
http://www.afn.ca/The%20Messenger/February%201999%20Issue/PDF's/feb99bulletin.pdf


Book tour can be worst nightmare
Author: Drew Hayden Taylor
Type: etext
Description: Text of a column by Taylor from the Dec. 1998 issue of the Assembly of
First Nations Messenger.
URL:
http://www.afn.ca/The%20Messenger/December%201998%20Issue/PDF's/dec98.pdf

Drew Hayden Taylor
Author: Canadian Theatre Encyclopedia
Type: authorbio
Description: Taylor's entry in the online Canadian Theatre Encyclopedia. Includes
photo.
URL: http://canadiantheatre.com/t/taylord.html

Who's Who: Drew Hayden Taylor
Author: Playwrights Union of Canada
Type: authorbio
Description: Biographical and bibliographical information about Taylor. Includes photo.
URL: http://www.puc.ca/cgi-bin/puc/catalogue.cgi?function=detail&Authors_uid=324

You know you're old when...?
Author: Drew Hayden Taylor
Type: etext
Description: Text of a column by Taylor from the Apr. 1999 issue of the Assembly of
First Nations Messenger.
URL: http://www.afn.ca/The%20Messenger/April%201999%20Issue/PDF's/april_99.pdf

Books by Drew Hayden Taylor:

Taylor, Drew Hayden. Alternatives
Burnaby, B.C. : Talonbooks, 2000.
Genre: Drama
Description: 144 p. ; p., 22 cm.
ISBN: 0889224285

Taylor, Drew Hayden. The baby blues
Toronto : PUC Play Service, 1997.
Genre: Drama
Description: 75 p. ; 22 cm.
ISBN: 1551734907

Taylor, Drew Hayden. The bootlegger blues : a play
Saskatoon : Fifth HousePublishers, 1991.
Genre: Drama
Description: 89 p. ; 21 cm.
Audience: Adult

Taylor, Drew Hayden. The boy in the treehouse : Girl who loved her horses
Burnaby, B.C. : Talonbooks, 2000.
Genre: Drama
Description: 159 p. ; p., 22 cm.
ISBN: 0889224412

Taylor, Drew Hayden. Fearless warriors
Burnaby, B.C. : Talonbooks, 1998.
Description: 191 p. ; 22 cm.
ISBN: 0889223955

Taylor, Drew Hayden. Funny, you don't look like one : observations of a blue-eyed
Ojibway
Penticton, B.C. : Theytus Books, 1998.
Genre: Essays
Description: 142 p.
ISBN: 0919441084

Taylor, Drew Hayden. Funny You Don't Look Like One Two: A Second Collection
of Observations From A Blue Eyed Ojibway
Penticton, B.C. : Theytus Books, 1999.
Genre: Essays
Description: 142 p.
ISBN: 0919441769

Taylor, Drew Hayden. Only drunks and children tell the truth
Burnaby, B.C. : Talonbooks, 1998.
Genre: Drama
Description: 112 p. ; 22 cm.
ISBN: 088922384X

Taylor, Drew Hayden. Someday : a play
Saskatoon, Sask : Fifth HousePublishers, 1993.
Genre: Drama
Description: 81 p. ; 22 cm.

Taylor, Drew Hayden. Voices : being native in Canada / Funny, you don't look like
one
Saskatoon : University of Saskatchewan, 1992.
Genre: Short Stories
Description: 179 p. ; 22 cm.
Canadian literature--Indian authors.
Audience: Adult

David Treuer , 1971- Ojibwe, Leech Lake

David Treuer is the son of an Austrian father and Ojibwe mother. He grew up on the
Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota. He earned his bachelor's degree in
Anthropology at Princeton University in 1992, and his master's at the University of
Michigan. After completing his master's degree, he returned home to the Leech Lake
Reservation in Minnesota to work on his Ph.D. dissertation in Anthropology. He has also
participated in efforts to preserve the Ojibwe language.

Awards and Honors

Rhodes Scholar Finalist, 1991
Minnesota Book Award, 1996

Online resources by or about David Treuer:

Little Doesn't Wear Feathers - an interview with David Treuer
Author: Pioneer Press
Type: authorbio
Description: The final article at the bottom of the web page, this is an interview with
David Treuer in which he discusses his life and the writing of his book Little.
URL: http://www.pioneerplanet.com/columnists/docs/GROSSMAN/docs/009265.htm

Books by David Treuer:

Treuer, David. The Hiawatha
New York : Picador USA, 1999.
Genre: Fiction
Description: 310 p. ; 22 cm.
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0312203136

Treuer, David. Little
St. Paul, MN : Greywolf Press, 1995.
Genre: Fiction
Description: 248 p. ; 24 cm.
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 1555972314

Treuer, David. Tree farm : replanting a life
Hungry Mind Press.
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1886913064

Mark Turcotte - Ojibwe, Turtle Mountain

Turcotte was raised on North Dakota's Turtle Mountain Reservation, in the migrant
camps of the western U.S., and in Lansing, MI. He currently lives in Chicago, IL and Fish
Creek, WI.

Awards and Honors

1993 Gwendolyn Brooks Open-Mic Poetry Award
1997 Josephine Gates Kelly Memorial Fellowship from the Wordcraft Circle of Native
Writers and Storytellers.

Online resources by or about Mark Turcotte:

Foreign Shore
Author: Mark Turcotte
Type: etext
Description: An online copy of the poem Foreign Shore from Turcotte's The Feathered
Heart.
URL: http://lhostelaw.com/iaa/ia_archive_98oct.htm

Mark Turcotte
Author: Mark Turcotte, Karen Strom
Type: authorbio
Description: Biographical and bibliographical information on Mark Turcotte. Includes
b&w photo of the author.

URL: http://www.hanksville.org/storytellers/turcotte/

Books by Mark Turcotte:

Turcotte, Mark. The feathered heart
East Lansing, MI : Michigan State University Press, 1998.
Genre: Poetry
Description: x, 65 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
ISBN: 0870134825

Turcotte, Mark. Songs of our ancestors : poems about Native Americans
Chicago : Childrens Press, 1995.
Genre: Poetry
Description: 45 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 24 x 29 cm. Illustrated by Kathleen S. Presnel.
A collection of more than twenty poems that focus on famous North American Indians
and events in their history.

Audience: Youth
ISBN: 0516051547

E. Donald Two-Rivers , 1945- Ojibwe - Anishinaabe

E. Donald Two-Rivers is an Ojibwa performer, poet, playwright, and short story author. He
is also the Founding Artistic Director of the Red Path Theater Company in Chicago, IL.

Awards and Honors

1992 Iron-Eyes Cody Award for Peace
1999 American Book Award winner for Survivor's Medicine

Online resources by or about E. Donald Two-Rivers:

Chili Corn
Author: E. Donald Two-Rivers
Type: etext
Description: The text of Two-Rivers' poem, Chili Corn, part of a web site for the play
by the same name, also written by Two-Rivers.
URL: http://www.studioz.org/chili/poem.html

Chili Corn -- E. Donald Two-Rivers
Author: Studio Z
Type: authorbio
Description: A short biography of Two-Rivers, part of a larger web site for the
production of his play, Chili Corn.
URL: http://www.studioz.org/chili/crew/eddie.html

Books by E. Donald Two-Rivers:

Two-Rivers, E. Donald. Briefcase warriors : stories for the stage
Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, 2000.
Genre: Drama
Description: ix, 287 p. ; p., 24 cm.
American Indian literature and critical studies series ; v. 38.
ISBN: 0806133015

Two-Rivers, E. Donald. A dozen cold ones
Chicago, Ill. : MARCH/Abrazo Pres, 1992.
Genre: Poetry
Description: 32 p. : ill., ports. ; 22 cm.
ISBN: 1877636150

Two-Rivers, E. Donald. Survivor's medicine : short stories
Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, 1998.
Genre: Short Stories
Description: 258 p. ; 23 cm.
American Indian literature and critical studies series ; v. 29
ISBN: 080613092X

William Whipple Warren , 1825-1853 - Ojibwe

William Whipple Warren was born in LaPointe, Minnesota. His mother was Ojibwe and
his father was descended from a Mayflower pilgrim. Warren was educated in various
Eastern schools by white teachers, becoming fluent in English. In 1842 he married Matilda
Aiken and moved to Crow Wing, Minnesota. Educating himself in the traditional customs
and language of the Chippewas, he found work as a government interpreter. His career
includes a seat on Minnesota State Legislature, and writer for The Minnesota Democrat.
He also wrote about Ojibwe legends and traditions. Warren died at the age of 28 from
tuberculosis.

Books by William Whipple Warren:

Warren, William Whipple. History of the Ojibway nation
Minneapolis : Ross and Haines, 1970.
Genre: Nonfiction
Description: 527 p. : port, map ; 23 cm.
Summary : History of the Ojibways, based upon traditions and oral statements.
Reprinted from the Minnesota Historical Society. Memoir of William Warren.
Ojibwa Indians--History
Audience: Adult

Warren, William Whipple. History of the Ojibways, based upon traditions and oral
statements
St. Paul : Minnesota Historical Society, 1885.
Genre: Oral History
Description: 371 p.
Notes : Collection in the Minnesota Historical Society, vol. 5.
Audience: Adult

Gerald Vizenor , 1934- Ojibwe, White Earth

Gerald Vizenor was born in Minneapolis, but spent much of his childhood on the White
Earth Reservation in northern Minnesota. Vizenor attended New York University for two
years, transferring to the University of Minnesota where he earned his B.A. in 1960. His
graduate studies include University of Minnesota and Harvard University. His career
includes work for the Minnesota Department of Corrections, and the Minneapolis
Tribune. Vizenor's teaching career includes professorship at Lake Forest University,
Bemidji State College, University of Minnesota, University of California at Berkeley, and
the University of California at Santa Cruz. Vizenor incorporates the Trickster in many of
his writings.

Awards and Honors

Fiction Collective/Illinois State University Prize, 1986
American Book award, 1988
Josephine Miles Award, PEN Oakland, 1990

Online resources by or about Gerald Vizenor:

A Chance of Survivance: An Interview with Gerald Vizenor, Conclusion
Author: The Alsop Review
Type: authorbio
Description: Part Two of the Jack Foley interview with Vizenor.
URL: http://www.alsopreview.com/foley/jfvizenor2.html

A Chance of Survivance: An Interview with Gerald Vizenor, Part One
Author: The Alsop Review
Type: authorbio
Description: Transcript of interview of Vizenor, by Jack Foley, orginiallybroadcast on
Cover to Cover, KPFA-FM, 8/26/96.
URL: http://www.alsopreview.com/foley/jfvizenor.html

Gerald Vizenor
Author: Gerald Vizenor and Karen Strom
Type: authorbio
Description: Biographical and bibliographical information about Vizenor.
URL: http://www.hanksville.org/storytellers/vizenor/

On Teaching: Gerald Vizenor
Author: Mary Ellen Butler
Type: authorbio
Description: This article about Vizenor is from the 11/16/94 issue of The Berkeleyan.
URL: http://www.berkeley.edu/news/berkeleyan/1994/1116/vizenor.html

Books by Gerald Vizenor:

Vizenor, Gerald. Bearheart : The Heirship Chronicles
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 1990.
Genre: Fiction
Description: 254 p. ; 23 cm.
Notes : First edition published as "Darkness in Saint Louis Bearheart," 1978.
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0816618518

Vizenor, Gerald. Chancers
Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, 2000.
Genre: Fiction
Description: 159 p. ; p., 21 cm.
Series : American Indian Literature and Critical Studies Series, v. 36.
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 080613266

Vizenor, Gerald. Crossbloods : Bone Courts, Bingo, and Other Reports
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 1990.
Genre: Nonfiction
Description: 322 pages : ill. ; 23 cm.
Includes bibliographical references.
Ojibwa Indians--Politics and government.
Ojibwa Indians--Economic conditions.
Ojibwa Indians--Social conditions.
Audience: Adult

Vizenor, Gerald. Darkness in Saint Louis Bearheart
Minneapolis, MN : University of Minnesota Press, 1990.
Description: 254 p. ; 23 cm
ISBN: 0816618526 (pbk.)

Vizenor, Gerald. Dead Voices : Natural Agonies in the New World
Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, 1992.
Genre: Fiction
Description: 144 pages ; 20 cm.
Series : American Indian Literature and Critical Studies Series, vol. 2.
Audience: Adult

Vizenor, Gerald. Earthdivers : Tribal Narratives on Mixed Descent
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 1981.
Genre: Fiction
Description: Mixed bloods--Fiction.

Vizenor, Gerald. Fugitive poses : Native American Indian scenes of absence and
presence
Lincoln, Neb. : University of Nebraska Press, 1998.
Genre: Nonfiction
Description: 238 p. ; 23 cm.
ISBN: 0803246641

Vizenor, Gerald. Griever, an American Monkey King in China
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 1990.
Genre: Fiction
Description: 240 pages ; 22 cm.
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0816618496

Vizenor, Gerald. The heirs of Columbus
Hanover, NH : Wesleyan University Press/Unversity Press of New England, 1991.
Genre: Fiction
Description: 189 p. : 23 cm.
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0819552410

Vizenor, Gerald. Hotline healers : an Almost Browne novel
Hanover, N.H. : Wesleyan University Press, 1997.
Genre: Fiction
Description: 172 p. ; 24 cm.
ISBN: 0819553042

Vizenor, Gerald. Interior landscapes: autobiographical myths and metaphors
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 1990.
Genre: Autobiography
Description: 279 p. : 32 pages of plates ; 23 cm.
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0816618488

Vizenor, Gerald. Landfill meditation : crossblood stories
Hanover : Wesleyan University Press, 1991.
Genre: Fiction
Description: 201 pages ; 22 cm.
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0819552437

Vizenor, Gerald. Manifest manners : postindian warriors of survivance
Hanover : University Press of New England, 1994.
Genre: Nonfiction
Description: Social conditions.
Public opinion--North America.
Ethnic identity.
American literature--Indian authors--History and criticism.
Audience: Adult

Vizenor, Gerald. Narrative chance: postmodern discourse on Native American
Indian literatures
Albuquerque : University of New Mexico, 1989.
Genre: Essays
Description: 223 pages ; 25 cm. Discussion of works by Native authors including N.