Kitchi-Gami: Life Among the Lake Superior Ojibway (Borealis Books)

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"Johann Kohl was an educated, urbane, and well-trained German geographer, ethnologist, and popular writer. During his visit with the Lake Superior Ojibwa in 1855, he made useful and unbiased studies of their material culture, religion, and folklore. . . . The extent of Kohl's observations is really amazing. They cover the fur trade, canoe building, domestic utensils, quillwork, native foods, hunting, fishing, trapping, cooking, toboggans, snowshoes, gardening, lodge building, games and warfare."—Museum of the Fur Trade Quarterly

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[Kohl] "He studied their culture objectively, in contrast to missionaries of the time and to government people like Schoolcraft. He had no interest in their potential for becoming Christian farmers and studied their ceremonies and songs sympathetically. One of Kohl's special interests was the birchbark picture writing of the Ojibwa. He discussed the writings with as many Indians as possible and copied a number of birchbark 'books.' Several of those copies are reproduced in the book together with picture writing from gravestones and a gunstock-style war club.

The extent of Kohl's other observations is really amazing. They cover the fur trade, canoe building, domestic utensils, quillwork, native foods, hunting, fishing, trapping, cooking, toboggans, snowshoes, gardening, lodge building, games and warfare. We also learn some important things about voyageurs-their songs, work, attitudes toward life and relations with the Indians." -- The Museum of the Fur Trade Quarterly

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