ERIC Number: ED190277
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
A History-Coloring Book of the Ojibway Indians, Book No. 1: The Ojibway Creation Story. A Mishomis Book.
Banai, Edward Benton
The Mishomis books are a chronological series depicting the ancient cultural traditions of the Ojibway People. Narrated through the medium of Mishomis, the books present stories he has heard from his grandfather. The text in the series incorporates native Obijway language along with the English narrative. In this book, the first of the series, Mishomis tells how people were created on the earth by the Creator, Gitchie Manito. He says that the Creator took four parts of the Mother Earth, blew upon them through Megis, the sacred shell, and so created Original Man in His own image. Mishomis' story states that because all tribes are descended from the one man, the Ojibway are brothers with all tribes, separated only by the different languages. In addition to its story and illustrations, this coloring book includes a vocabulary of Ojibway words, conversation and fill-in-the-blank exercises, and a list of definitions. Stories in this series come from Ojibway oral tradition as passed on to the author by his grandfather, who was an 8th degree Mide priest, and his mother, who was a 3rd degree Mide woman. (DS)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, American Indian Literature, American Indians, Childrens Literature, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Background, Elementary Education, Folk Culture, Instructional Materials, Legends, Oral History, Reading Materials, Word Lists
Indian Country Press, 560 Van Buren, St. Paul, MN 55103 ($2.50 ea., 15% quantity discount).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Creative Works
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Red School House, St. Paul, Minn.
Identifiers: Coloring Books; Creation; Cultural Contributions; Cultural Preservation; Ojibway (Tribe); Oral Tradition
Note: For related documents, see RC 011 989-990.