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Ojibwa religion and the Midéwiwin

Label
Ojibwa religion and the Midéwiwin
Title
Ojibwa religion and the Midéwiwin
Title variation
Midéwiwin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The elemental conflict of man against a hostile nature has nowhere been enacted more dramatically than in the experience of the Ojibwa Indians of Southwestern Ontario and Northern Minnesota, where the hunter, isolated by his vast lands and frozen winters, felt himself a soul at bay, against cosmic forces personalised as cynical or terrorizing. Out of this confrontation with a stark and hostile environment the Obijwa Indians shaped a distinctive society and cosmology, both emphasizing individualism. Ruth Landes describes the religious society known as the midéwiwin as it existed among the Obijwa. She presents conditions of Obijwa life during the 1930s as background for understanding the tribe's intricate ethical-religious system; she relates the origin tale in several variations, about the supernatural gift of midéwiwin; and she narrates in fascinating particulars the midé "Life" rituals for curing and for Shamans' indoctrinations; and the "Ghost" ritual that completes cure of a soul after death. The author's own observations are enahnced by comments and narratives from Will Rogers (Hole-in-the-Sky), a noted shaman, and Mrs. Maggie Wilson, daughter of a Cree missionary and daughter-in-law of an Ojibwa shaman
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1908-1991
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Landes, Ruth
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
LC call number
E99.C6
LC item number
L28 1968
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Midewiwin
  • Ojibwa Indians
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Secret societies
  • Medicine, Traditional
  • Religion
  • Midewiwin
  • Ojibwa (Indiens)
  • Indiens d'Amérique
  • Indiens d'Amérique
  • Sociétés secrètes
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Midéwiwin
  • Ojibwa Indians
  • Secret societies
  • Minnesota
  • North America
Label
Ojibwa religion and the Midéwiwin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 243-245
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cosmology and the vision -- Shamans, curing, and sorcery -- Organization of the Midé society -- Midé original tales -- The ritual in the life Midéwiwin -- Variations in the Midéwiwin -- The ghost Midéwiwin -- Appendix 1: A woman's war vision -- Appendix 2: Common dreams -- Appendix 3: Birchbark scrolls -- Appendix 4: Rock paintings -- Appendix 5: Red Lake Midéwiwin public rite
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 250 pages
Lccn
68019574
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)441050
Label
Ojibwa religion and the Midéwiwin
Publication
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 243-245
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cosmology and the vision -- Shamans, curing, and sorcery -- Organization of the Midé society -- Midé original tales -- The ritual in the life Midéwiwin -- Variations in the Midéwiwin -- The ghost Midéwiwin -- Appendix 1: A woman's war vision -- Appendix 2: Common dreams -- Appendix 3: Birchbark scrolls -- Appendix 4: Rock paintings -- Appendix 5: Red Lake Midéwiwin public rite
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 250 pages
Lccn
68019574
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)441050

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