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Sounding thunder : the stories of Francis Pegahmagabow

McInnes, Brian D. (author.).

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  • ISBN: 9780887558245
  • Physical Description: regular print
    xvi, 221 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
  • Publisher: Winnipeg, MB : University of Manitoba Press, 2016.

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General Note: Some text in original Ojibwe and in English translation.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction: Ngii-zaagidimin--We So Love Each Other -- 1. Stories as a Means of Understanding Life: Thirty Thousand Islands -- 2. Indigenous Life and Community in Georgian Bay: Nimkiik--The Thunders -- 3. Wind, Rock and Water: Maps and Names at Wasauksing and Shawanaga: Nishnaabemwin--Language of the People and the Land -- 4. Language, Culture and Story: Gchi-Ngig--The Giant Otter -- 5. Learning from Stories: Enawendiying--We Are All Related -- 6. Family: Tkwaans--The Dead Branch -- 7. An Indian at War: Enendaagwak Bmaadziwin--What Is Expected of Life -- 8. Community Life: Ndedem Gaa-Giiwed--When My Father Went Home -- 9. The Fourth Day: Gchi-Mishoomisaatig--Grandfather Tree -- Epilogue: Mnidoo--The Spirit.
Summary, etc.: "Francis Pegahmagabow (1889–1952), a member of the Ojibwe nation, was born in Shawanaga, Ontario. Enlisting at the onset of the First World War, he became the most decorated Canadian Indigenous soldier for bravery and the most accomplished sniper in North American military history. After the war, Pegahmagabow settled in Wasauksing, Ontario. He served his community as both chief and councillor and belonged to the Brotherhood of Canadian Indians, an early national Indigenous political organization. Francis proudly served a term as Supreme Chief of the National Indian Government, retiring from office in 1950. Francis Pegahmagabow’s stories describe many parts of his life and are characterized by classic Ojibwe narrative. They reveal aspects of Francis’s Anishinaabe life and world view. Interceding chapters by Brian McInnes provide valuable cultural, spiritual, linguistic, and historic insights that give a greater context and application for Francis’s words and world. Presented in their original Ojibwe as well as in English translation, the stories also reveal a rich and evocative relationship to the lands and waters of Georgian Bay."--Provided by the publisher.
Language Note:
Some text in original Ojibwe and in English translation.
Subject: Pegahmagabow, Francis -- 1889-1952
Wasauksing First Nation -- Biography
Indian veterans -- Canada -- Biography
Indian activists -- Canada -- Biography
Ojibwa Indians -- Ontario -- Parry Sound Region -- Biography
Topic Heading: Aboriginal.
First Nations Canada.
First Nations.
Ojibwe.
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