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Lies to Live By

By: Beardslee, Lois

Price: $5.00

Publisher: MICHIGAN STATE UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780870136634

ISBN: 0870136631

Condition: USED


"Lies To Live By" brings together two selections of stories by Ojibwe storyteller Lois Beardslee. "Lies to Live By," a series of interdependent tales, reflects the storyteller's role in interpreting traditional stories for contemporary audiences, while preserving traditions based not in mysticism but in pragmatism. In "Calm Days," three generations--the narrator, her grandfather, and her son--spend a week together on a remote island during the course of which they demonstrate the continuity of Ojibwe life. Together these stories weave the contemporary and the traditional to show how cultura... View more info

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Rachel's Children: Stories from a Contemporary Native American Woman (Contempora

By: Beardslee, Lois

Price: $4.00

Publisher: ALTA MIRA PR:

Seller ID: 9780759106901

ISBN: 0759106908

Condition: USED


Rachel's Children is a true story, based on real events. It is an engaging and humorous account of a contemporary Ojibwa household and the woman and her children who are at its core. As their lives unfold, we understand how traditional beliefs and oral history help Rachel and her family cope as they encounter racism and educational discrimination in rural northern Michigan. When a white educator arrives in Rachel s household to learn about "Indians," she discovers the harsh reality of backwoods life. Beardslee is the queen of sucker punches she writes in an unexpected combination of ethnograph... View more info