Onigamiising: Seasons of an Ojibwe Year


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University of Minnesota Press
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4.9 X 7.9 X 0.7 inches | 0.7 pounds

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About the Author

Linda LeGarde Grover's short fiction collection The Dance Boots received the Flannery O'Connor Award as well as the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize; her novel The Road Back to Sweetgrass (Minnesota, 2014) received the Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers 2016 Fiction Award, and her poetry collection The Sky Watched: Poems of Ojibwe Lives received the Northeastern Minnesota Book Award and the Red Mountain Press Editor's Award. She is professor of American Indian studies at the University of Minnesota Duluth and a member of the Bois Forte Band of Ojibwe.


"Reading Linda LeGarde Grover's inspiring essays feels like having tea with a generous Ojibwe elder, as she threads traditional teachings through family vignettes and tribal stories. In clear-eyed, compassionate prose, Grover's reflections demonstrate how Ojibwe culture and values continue to thrive despite the challenges of modern-day life. Onishishin!"--Diane Wilson, executive codirector, Dream of Wild Health

"Reading these essays is like quietly listening to a thoughtful elder telling tales, spinning stories, and subtly offering wise guidance to her descendants, as well as to anyone else fortunate enough to hear."--Foreword Reviews

"A finely nuanced reflection on the spiritual and the mundane, the everyday and the extraordinary, the seasons of the year and the seasons of a life."--Indian Country Today

"Fascinating stuff. Perhaps the best reason to spend 200 pages with Grover, though, is her sense of humor."--Star Tribune

"This book covers a lot of everyday ordinariness and a smattering of Indian history and culture. Its stories are told with a fable-like quality that readers may find appealing."--The Circle

"Grover's bittersweet stories of family and the passage of time are sure to tug on a few heart strings and encourage careful contemplation."--Riveter Magazine