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Algonquian Spirit Contemporary Translations of the Algonquian Literatures of North America by Brian Swann

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Published by Bison Books .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • American history,
  • Indigenous peoples,
  • Literary studies: general,
  • North America,
  • American - Native American,
  • Social Science,
  • Literature - Classics / Criticism,
  • Sociology,
  • Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies,
  • Social Science / Native American Studies,
  • Algonquian mythology,
  • Algonquian Indians,
  • Algonquian literature,
  • Songs and music

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages532
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7906309M
ISBN 100803293380
ISBN 109780803293380

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The addition of commentary and explanatory text does a great deal to introduce the reader to the Algonquian spirit and philosophy. Either standing alone, or as a reference book, or used as a classroom text, this book is a worthy addition to Native American studies.”—Book Digest. Algonquian Spirit: Contemporary Translations of the Algonquian Literatures of North America (Native Literatures of the Americas and Indigenous World Literatures) by . An essential introduction and captivating guide to Native literary traditions still thriving in many parts of North America, Algonquian Spirit contains vital background information and new translations of songs and stories reaching back to the seventeenth century. Drawing from Arapaho, Blackfeet, Cheyenne, Cree, Delaware, Maliseet, Menominee, Meskwaki, Miami-Illinois, Mi'kmaq, Naskapi, Ojibwe Cited by: When Europeans first arrived on this continent, Algonquian languages were spoken from the northeastern seaboard through the Great Lakes region, across much of Canada, and even in scattered communities of the American West. The rich and varied oral tradition of this Native language family, one of the farthest-flung in North America, comes brilliantly to life in this remarkably broad sampling of Reviews: 1.

Jan 01,  · When Europeans first arrived on this continent, Algonquian languages were spoken from the northeastern seaboard through the Great Lakes region, across much of Canada, and even in scattered communities of the American West. The rich and varied oral tradition of this Native language family, one of the farthest-flung in North America, comes brilliantly to life in this remarkably broad . Read this book on Questia. When Europeans first arrived on this continent, Algonquian languages were spoken from the northeastern seaboard through the Great Lakes region, across much of Canada, and even in scattered communities of the American West. Dec 01,  · The addition of commentary and explanatory text does a great deal to introduce the reader to the Algonquian spirit and philosophy. Either standing alone, or as a reference book, or used as a classroom text, this book is a worthy addition to Native American studies."-Book Digest * Book Digest * "This is Swann's third anthology of Native American /5(6). Algonquian Spirit is a highly recommendable collection of Algonquian legends, songs, and stories from many different Algonquian tribes. For young children, An Algonquian Year is a good picture book illustrating life in the northeast Algonquian tribes.

The Algonquian languages (/ æ l ˈ ɡ ɒ ŋ k i ə n / or / æ l ˈ ɡ ɒ ŋ k w i ə n /; also Algonkian) are a subfamily of American indigenous languages which includes most of the languages in the Algic language academyrealtor.com name of the Algonquian language family is distinguished from the orthographically similar Algonquin dialect of the indigenous Ojibwe language (Chippewa), which is a Geographic distribution: North America. Get this from a library! Algonquian spirit: contemporary translations of the Algonquian literatures of North America. [Brian Swann;] -- "When Europeans first arrived on this continent, Algonquian languages were spoken from the northeastern seaboard through the Great Lakes region, across much of Canada, and even in scattered. Get this from a library! Algonquian spirit: contemporary translations of the Algonquian literatures of North America. [Brian Swann;] -- When Europeans first arrived on this continent, Algonquian languages were spoken from the northeastern seaboard through the Great Lakes region, across much of Canada, and even in scattered. Algonquian. English. Comment. Kautántowit (Narr.) Keihtánit (Wampanoag) Keihtán. Great Spirit Kautántowwit the great South-West, to whose House all souls goe, and from whom came the Corne, Beanes, as they say. (Roger Williams, ) Keihtánit wunniyeu= "The Great Spirit smiles".