With the art of a practiced storyteller, Ignatia Broker recounts the life of her great-great-grandmother, Night Flying Woman, who was born in the mid-19th century and lived during a chaotic time of enormous change, uprootings, and loss for the Minnesota Ojibway. But this story also tells of her people's great strength and continuity.
About the Author
Ignatia Broker, who died in 1987, was a storyteller and teacher in the Ojibway tradition. In 1984 she received a Wonder Woman Foundation award honoring her as a woman striving for peace and equality.
Table of Contents
|Prologue: The Forest Cries||1|
|Six Days' Journey||27|
|The Rainy Country||39|
|New Homes, Old Ways||77|
|The New Ways||91|
|Oona Becomes a Woman||103|
|Times of Change||113|
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Night Flying Woman: An Ojibway Narrative based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Ignatia Broker tells the story of the forest people, the Ojibway, in 'Night Flying Woman, An Ojibway Narrative.' Broker tells how the white man's ways desecrated the rituals, laws and beliefs of the Native People, nearly erasing their long culture. Classed as caricatures in a land that once honored them, Broker's book hows how the Native People 'faced bias, prejudice and active discrimination.' The Ojibway philosophy for living, that of keeping in balance the purity of man and nature, sees revival through Broker's telling of Oona's story, the story of the many, seen through the 'eyes cast down' of one. An insightful story that continues the Ojibway circle of life. 'Night Flying Woman' gives us all the hope of the past for the future.
Night Flying woman is story in the tradition of the Ojibway people in Minnesota. It is also the story of cultural contact that drastically altered an ancient way of life.