Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The Sacred Scrolls of the Southern Ojibway
Publisher: Univ of Toronto Pr
Publication Date: 1975
Book Condition: Good
Edition: 1st Edition.
Book Description Univ of Toronto Pr. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 0802033210 199 unmarked pages no jacket decorated hardcover as pictured. Bookseller Inventory # SKU1010426
Book Description Univ of Toronto Pr, Canada, 1975. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First Edition. 0802033210 x, 199 pp. Includes reference list, key to sources, extensive directory of birchbark scrolls and charts, and index. Oblong 7" x 10". Extensively illustrated with black and white photo reproductions, diagrams and scroll fascimiles. "Provides a previously unavailable chart of the emergence, development, and decline of a unique religious nexus known as the Midewewin, an untranslatable Ojibway word inadequately rendered in English as the 'Grand Medicine Society.' The Mide cult was introduced by a young visionary late in the eighteenth century, and later spread from Lake Superior as far as Lake Winnipeg. Examines over a hundred Mide scrolls and relates them to the mainstream of the oral tradition as preserved in Ojibway literature. In tracing the history of this fascinating cult, the author also provides perspectives on Ojibway identity and on the rise and fall of Ojibway civilization." - from dust jacket. Somewhat above-average wear and soiling to illustrated cream-coloured dust jacket, now preserved in archival-grade Brodart. Moderate wear to book. Binding tight. Prior owner's signature atop half-title page, otherwise contents clean and unmarked. A sound copy of this wonderful reference. Bookseller Inventory # 737H1149