Walking the Old Road: A People's History of Chippewa City and the Grand Marais Anishinaabe
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About the Author
Staci Lola Drouillard, a descendant of the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Anishinaabe, is the development director at WTIP Community Radio in Grand Marais, Minnesota, and was for many years the producer of two original radio series, Walking the Old Road: The History of Chippewa City and the Grand Marais Chippewa and Anishinaabe Way, an exploration of contemporary Ojibwe life through interviews and storytelling.
"We do this because telling where you are from is just as important as your name. It helps tie us together and gives us a strong and solid place to speak from. It is my hope that the stories of Chippewa City will be heard, shared, and remembered, and that the story of Chippewa City and the Grand Marais Chippewa will continue to grow. By being a part of the living narrative, Bimaadizi Aadizookaan, together we can create a new story about what was, what is, and, ultimately, what will be."--from the Prologue
"Staci Lola Drouillard's thick descriptions and beautiful photographs offer a rare opportunity to be transported through space and time and connect with Minnesota's North Shore. History comes alive in Walking the Old Road."--Anton Treuer, author of Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask
"What a beautiful read! Staci Lola Drouillard's enchantingly lyrical descriptions of histories and places interweave with the voices of the Chippewa City people past and present like a braid of sweetgrass."--Linda LeGarde Grover, author of In the Night of Memory