Memories, Myths, and Dreams of an Ojibwe Leader.

By: Berens, William
Contributor(s): Hallowell, A. Irving | Brown, Jennifer
Series: Rupert's Land Record Society Series: Publisher: Montreal : MQUP, 2009Copyright date: ©2009Description: 1 online resource (290 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780773576537Subject(s): Berens, William, -- 1866-1947.;Ojibwa Indians -- Manitoba -- Berens River Valley -- Biography.;Ojibwa Indians -- Folklore.;Ojibwa mythologyGenre/Form: Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Memories, Myths, and Dreams of an Ojibwe LeaderDDC classification: 971.270049733309 LOC classification: E99.C6Online resources: Click to View
Contents:
Intro -- Contents -- Illustrations -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- PART I: Introduction -- PART II: Reminiscences of Chief William Berens: "A Place in Your Mind for Them All" -- Introduction -- Childhood Memories -- Mission and Treaty at Berens River -- Hunting and Travelling with My Father -- Helping to Survey Lake Winnipeg, 1886 -- Fishing and Hauling on the Lake -- Working for the HBC, Berens River -- Surveying up the Berens River: Little Grand Rapids and Pikangikum, 1888 -- Back to HBC Service -- Return to the Fishing Business -- Bargaining over Fish -- Getting Engaged, and Travelling Again to Selkirk -- Working for Inspector McColl, 1897 -- A Mysterious Leg Injury -- Home for a Cure -- To Selkirk, Emerson, and the States -- Travelling with Agent Short -- Marriage and a Winter Trip to Selkirk, 1899 -- To Cross Lake and Norway House with Agent Short -- To Selkirk Again -- Two Frightening Experiences -- In Charge at Poplar River -- Fishing and Free Trading, 1903-1904: Cat and Mouse -- PART III: Dibaajimowinan, Stories and Dreams for Living -- Introduction -- MISDEEDS AND CONSEQUENCES -- 1 Murder Followed by a Daughter's Sickness -- 2 Teasing and Retaliation: The Rolling Head -- 3 "The Animals Know When They Are Not Used Right" -- 4 The Boys Who Tormented the Pelicans -- THE DREAMED ONES: CHALLENGES, DANGER, GIFTS, AND THE POWER OF THE MIND -- 5 The Medicine Stone -- 6 The Steer with Metal-Tipped Horns -- 7 The Boy in the Red Tuque -- 8 Memengwécī, The Man in the Rock -- 9 A Fight with Mīcīpījìu, the Water Lion -- 10 The Priests and the Furnace -- LOVE MEDICINE, COURTSHIP, AND CROSS-COUSIN JOKING -- 11 A Love Charm at Pikangikum, 1888 -- 12 Love Magic Captures a Girl (and Her Husband) -- 13 Dreaming of "The Girl Who Will Be Your Wife" -- 14 "Of Course You Can Joke with Kinim" -- SOUNDS AND SIGHTINGS IN WAKING LIFE.
15 The Pawáganak of Yellow Legs Defeat a Wíndīgo -- 16 A Wíndīgo Voice in Summer -- 17 A Wíndīgo Winter Gale -- 18 Rescuing a Woman Wíndīgo -- 19 Hearing Pagak -- 20 Giant Frog Tracks -- 21 A Giant Snake -- AUSPICIOUS DREAMS OF TRAVEL AND HUNTING -- 22 Otters and River Rescue -- 23 The Girls and the Fisher -- 24 Meeting a Man with Money -- FORESHADOWINGS OF LOSS -- 25 An Apparition, Poplar River, 1900 -- 26 "My Time Has Not Yet Come" -- A CHALLENGE TO NARRATIVE CATEGORIES -- 27 The Boy and the Trout -- Commentary: "The Boy and the Trout" and the Problem of Categories -- PART IV: Aadizookaanag, Myths -- Introduction -- CREATIONS AND RECREATIONS -- 1 The Birth of the Winds, Flint, and the Great Hare -- 2 South Wind Enters a Contest with His Brother, North Wind -- 3 The Origin of Summer -- 4 Wisαkedjak and the Water Lions -- 5 Aásī -- OTHER-THAN-HUMAN BEINGS AND HUMANS: BLESSINGS AND STRUGGLES -- 6 Mätcīkīwis -- 7 Mikīnäk, Big Turtle Marries a Widow -- 8 Misabe -- 9 Wisαkedjak Flies with the Geese -- 10 Wisαkedjak Discovers Women -- 11 Four Men Visit Wisαkedjak and Have Their Wishes Granted -- HUMANS AND ANIMALS: USING ONE'S POWER TO SAVE, KILL, OR SURVIVE -- 12 Rolling Head -- 13 Big Mosquito -- 14 The Bear, the Hare, and the Lynx -- 15 The Wolf and the Wolverine -- HUMANS AGAINST CANNIBALS -- 16 The Eleven Brothers -- 17 Wémtigóze -- Afterword -- Appendix: Thunder Bird by A. Irving Hallowell -- Notes -- References -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y -- Z.
Summary: In the 1930s, Chief William Berens shared with anthropologist A. Irving Hallowell a remarkable history of his life, as well as many personal and dream experiences that held special significance for him. Most of this material has never been published.
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Intro -- Contents -- Illustrations -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- PART I: Introduction -- PART II: Reminiscences of Chief William Berens: "A Place in Your Mind for Them All" -- Introduction -- Childhood Memories -- Mission and Treaty at Berens River -- Hunting and Travelling with My Father -- Helping to Survey Lake Winnipeg, 1886 -- Fishing and Hauling on the Lake -- Working for the HBC, Berens River -- Surveying up the Berens River: Little Grand Rapids and Pikangikum, 1888 -- Back to HBC Service -- Return to the Fishing Business -- Bargaining over Fish -- Getting Engaged, and Travelling Again to Selkirk -- Working for Inspector McColl, 1897 -- A Mysterious Leg Injury -- Home for a Cure -- To Selkirk, Emerson, and the States -- Travelling with Agent Short -- Marriage and a Winter Trip to Selkirk, 1899 -- To Cross Lake and Norway House with Agent Short -- To Selkirk Again -- Two Frightening Experiences -- In Charge at Poplar River -- Fishing and Free Trading, 1903-1904: Cat and Mouse -- PART III: Dibaajimowinan, Stories and Dreams for Living -- Introduction -- MISDEEDS AND CONSEQUENCES -- 1 Murder Followed by a Daughter's Sickness -- 2 Teasing and Retaliation: The Rolling Head -- 3 "The Animals Know When They Are Not Used Right" -- 4 The Boys Who Tormented the Pelicans -- THE DREAMED ONES: CHALLENGES, DANGER, GIFTS, AND THE POWER OF THE MIND -- 5 The Medicine Stone -- 6 The Steer with Metal-Tipped Horns -- 7 The Boy in the Red Tuque -- 8 Memengwécī, The Man in the Rock -- 9 A Fight with Mīcīpījìu, the Water Lion -- 10 The Priests and the Furnace -- LOVE MEDICINE, COURTSHIP, AND CROSS-COUSIN JOKING -- 11 A Love Charm at Pikangikum, 1888 -- 12 Love Magic Captures a Girl (and Her Husband) -- 13 Dreaming of "The Girl Who Will Be Your Wife" -- 14 "Of Course You Can Joke with Kinim" -- SOUNDS AND SIGHTINGS IN WAKING LIFE.

15 The Pawáganak of Yellow Legs Defeat a Wíndīgo -- 16 A Wíndīgo Voice in Summer -- 17 A Wíndīgo Winter Gale -- 18 Rescuing a Woman Wíndīgo -- 19 Hearing Pagak -- 20 Giant Frog Tracks -- 21 A Giant Snake -- AUSPICIOUS DREAMS OF TRAVEL AND HUNTING -- 22 Otters and River Rescue -- 23 The Girls and the Fisher -- 24 Meeting a Man with Money -- FORESHADOWINGS OF LOSS -- 25 An Apparition, Poplar River, 1900 -- 26 "My Time Has Not Yet Come" -- A CHALLENGE TO NARRATIVE CATEGORIES -- 27 The Boy and the Trout -- Commentary: "The Boy and the Trout" and the Problem of Categories -- PART IV: Aadizookaanag, Myths -- Introduction -- CREATIONS AND RECREATIONS -- 1 The Birth of the Winds, Flint, and the Great Hare -- 2 South Wind Enters a Contest with His Brother, North Wind -- 3 The Origin of Summer -- 4 Wisαkedjak and the Water Lions -- 5 Aásī -- OTHER-THAN-HUMAN BEINGS AND HUMANS: BLESSINGS AND STRUGGLES -- 6 Mätcīkīwis -- 7 Mikīnäk, Big Turtle Marries a Widow -- 8 Misabe -- 9 Wisαkedjak Flies with the Geese -- 10 Wisαkedjak Discovers Women -- 11 Four Men Visit Wisαkedjak and Have Their Wishes Granted -- HUMANS AND ANIMALS: USING ONE'S POWER TO SAVE, KILL, OR SURVIVE -- 12 Rolling Head -- 13 Big Mosquito -- 14 The Bear, the Hare, and the Lynx -- 15 The Wolf and the Wolverine -- HUMANS AGAINST CANNIBALS -- 16 The Eleven Brothers -- 17 Wémtigóze -- Afterword -- Appendix: Thunder Bird by A. Irving Hallowell -- Notes -- References -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y -- Z.

In the 1930s, Chief William Berens shared with anthropologist A. Irving Hallowell a remarkable history of his life, as well as many personal and dream experiences that held special significance for him. Most of this material has never been published.

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