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A Concise Dictionary of Minnesota Ojibwe
by Earl Nyholm, John D. Nichols
Paperback: 288 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.67 x 8.47 x 5.55
Publisher: Univ of Minnesota Pr (Trd);
ISBN: 0816624283

Fish in the Lakes, Wild Rice, and Game in Abundance: Testimony on Behalf of Mille Lacs Ojibwe Hunting and Fishing Rights
by James M. McClurken (Compiler), et al

Kitchi-Gami: Life Among the Lake Superior Ojibway
by Johann Georg Kohl, Lascelles Wraxall (Translator)
Book Description: Kitchi-Gami, Kohl's classic book on the Ojibway of Lake Superior, is a fascinating study in contrasts and similarities. Its author was an urbane, well-traveled European, a trained ethnologist, and an accomplished popular writer. Kohl turned his sensitive powers of observation on a nation of people he found not unlike his own. Perceptively and elegantly, he described daily life among the Ojibway, detailing religious practices, legends, foods, games, medicines, homes, clothing, and methods of...
Paperback: 477 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.57 x 8.69 x 5.50
Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society; Reprint edition (November 1985)
ISBN: 0873511727

History of the Ojibway People
by William W. Warren, W. Roger Buffalohead (Introduction)
Book Description During the early period of white settlement, William Warren -the son of a white man and an Ojibway woman- recorded the oral traditions of the Ojibway Indians of the Upper Mississippi and Lake Superior regions. His vivid descriptions include Ojibway customs, family life, totemic system, hunting methods, and relations with other tribal groups and with the whites. First published in 1885.
Paperback: 411 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.13 x 8.88 x 5.81
Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society; ; Reprint edition (October 1984)
ISBN: 087351162X

The Manitous: The Spiritual World of the Ojibway
by Basil Johnston

Ojibway Heritage
by Basil H. Johnston, David Beyer (Illustrator)
Book Description: Rarely accessible beyond the limits of its people, Ojibway mythology is as rich in meaning and mystery, as broad, as deep, and as innately appealing as the mythologies of Greece, Rome, Egypt, and other civilizations. In Ojibway Heritage, Basil Johnston sets forth the broad spectrum of his people’s life, legends, and beliefs. Stories to be read, enjoyed, dwelt on, and freely interpreted, their authorship is perhaps most properly attributed to the tribal storytellers who have carried on the oral tradition which Basil Johnston records and preserves in this book.
Paperback: 171 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.41 x 9.06 x 5.96
Publisher: Univ of Nebraska Pr; Reprint edition (April 1990)
ISBN: 0803275722

Ojibway Ceremonies
by David Beyer (Illustrator), Basil H. Johnston
The Ojibway Indians were first encountered by the French early in the seventeenth century along the northern shores of Lakes Huron and Superior. By the time Henry Wadsworth Longfellow immortalized them in The Song of Hiawatha, they had dispersed over large areas of Canada and the United States, becoming known as the Chippewas in the latter. A rare and fascinating glimpse of Ojibway culture before its disruption by the Europeans is provided in Ojibway Ceremonies by Basil Johnston, himself an Ojibway who was born on the Parry Island Indian Reserve. 
Johnston focuses on a young member of the tribe and his development through participation in the many rituals so important to the Ojibway way of life, from the Naming Ceremony and the Vision Quest to the War Path, and from the Marriage Ceremony to the Ritual of the Dead. In the style of a tribal storyteller, Johnston preserves the attitudes and beliefs of forest dwellers and hunters whose lives were vitalized by a sense of the supernatural and of mystery.
About the Author
Basil Johnston is a linguist and lecturer in the Department of Ethnology at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. His other works include Ojibway Heritage
(Paperback - April 1990)

Ojibway Tales
by Basil H. Johnston
The Ojibway Indians' sense of humor sparkles through these stories set on the fictional Moose Meat Point Indian Reserve, connected by a dirt road to the town of Blunder Bay. If some of them seem "farfetched and even implausible," Basil L. Johnston writes, "it is simply because human beings very often act and conduct their affairs and those of others in an absurd manner."

These twenty-two stories were originally collected under the title Moose Meat and Wild Rice. Among the most memorable of the stories is "They Don't Want No Indians," in which all attempts are made to circumvent bureaucratic red tape and transport a dead Indian to his home for burial. One of the funniest is "Indian Smart: Moose Smart," which pits a moose in a lake against six Moose Meaters in two canoes. "If You Want to Play" and "Secular Revenge" are the result of misunderstanding or imperfect communication. Still other stories, like "What Is Sin?" and "The Kiss and the Moonshine," reveal the clash of different cultural approaches. All show the warm-heartedness and good will of the Ojibway Indians. If they are gently satirized, so are the whites who would change them, and with good reason. Government ineptitude and rigid piety are foisted on the Moose Meaters, who have only thirty thousand acres to move around in.
(Paperback - October 1993)

Ojibwe Waasa Inaabidaa: We Look in All Directions
by Marlene Wisuri, et al

Ojibwe (Native American Peoples)
by Sierra Adare (Library Binding)

Ojibwe Singers: Hymns, Grief, and a Native Culture in Motion (Religion in America Series.)
by Michael McNally

The Ojibwe (Lifeways, Set 2)
by Raymond Bial (Library Binding)

The Island of the Anishnaabeg: Thunderers and Water Monsters in the Traditional Ojibwe Life-World
by Theresa S. Smith

Living Our Language: Ojibwe Tales and Oral Histories (Native Voices)
by Anton Treuer (Translator)

Making It Their Own: Severn Ojibwe Communicative Practices (Anthropological Horizons)
by Lisa Philips Valentine
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A Northern Land: Life with the Ojibwe
by Howard Paap, Howard D. Paap

Night Flying Woman: An Ojibway Narrative
by Ignatia Broker, et al

North Spirit: Sojourns Among the Cree and Ojibway
by Paulette Jiles

Shingebiss : An Ojibwe Legend
by Betsy Bowen (Illustrator), Nancy Van Laan (Author)

The Shaman: Patterns of Religious Healing Among the Ojibway Indians (Civilization of the American Indian, Vol 165)
by John A. Grim
(Paperback - March 1988)

The Star Maiden: An Ojibway Tale
by Barbara Juster Esbensen (Author)
Reading level: Ages 4-8
(Paperback - September 1991)

Tales the Elders Told: Ojibway Legends
by Shirley Cheechoo (Illustrator), Basil H. Johnston

The Walleye War: The Struggle for Ojibwe Spearfishing and Treaty Rights
by Larry Nesper

To Be the Main Leaders of Our People: A History of Minnesota Ojibwe Politics, 1825-1898 (Native American Series (East Lansing, Mich.).)
by Rebecca Kugel

Woman of the Green Glade
Woman of the Green Glade: The Story of an Ojibway Woman on the Great Lakes Frontier
by Virginia M. Soetebier
Book Description Woman of the Green Glade is the story of Ozhaguscodaywayquay, daughter of the Ojibway chief Waubojeeg. Ozhaguscodaywayquay -- the Woman of the Green Glade -- lived in northern Wisconsin until she married the fur trader John Johnston in 1792. After they married, the couple moved to Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan, where they settled and raised a family while John operated a major trading post at what was perhaps the most important crossroads in the upper Great lakes region. 

The influence of the Johnston's and their children was felt throughout the upper Great Lakes, in both the United States and Canada, and the legacy of Ozhaguscodaywayquay is truly monumental. One of the Johnston's daughters married Henry Rowe Schoolcraft -- explorer, Indian agent, teacher, politician, and ehtnographer. Ozhaguscodaywayquay became one of Schoolcraft's major sources of information about Ojibway culture. In turn, it was Schoolcraft's ethnography that provided much information used by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in his epic poem The Song of Hiawatha.
Paperback: 144 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.34 x 9.00 x 6.00
Publisher: McDonald & Woodward Pub Co; (April )
ISBN: 0939923777

Paths of the People: The Ojibwe in the Chippewa Valley 
by Tim Pfaff
(Paperback - July 1993)
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