Gii-Nitaa-Aadisooke; Ojibwe Legends from Lac Seul


told by Christie Ningewance, written by Patricia Ningewance

19 Ojibwe legends in Ojibwe and English.

159 pages


In this collection of translated Ojibwe legends from Lac Seul, Ontario, are many stories about the wondrous beings that still live on.  Biipigiwisens lived with his nine older brothers and they married Thunder Bird Women.  Jakaabes was a tiny boy who wore a coat made out of a bird skin and lived with his older sister.  he snared the sun.  A band of Neanderthal-like creatures terrorize and kill the people in a village.  Only a boy is left to use his wits and rid the earth of them.  There are 19 stories to be learned in Ojibwe and told on cold winter nights.  These legends were written down in the 1980s as they were told by the author’s mother Christie Ningewance.  Gii-Nitaa-Aadisooke means She was a great legend teller!


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