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Inhaltsangabe: When buffalo were many on the western plains, when Cree and Blackfoot warred in unrelenting enmity, when the Sun Dance and the shaking tent were still a way of life these were the days of Chief Thundershild (1849-1927). His stories of a fierce and vanished freedom are reprinted here, exactly as he told them to Edward Ahenakew in 1923. His voice, simple and poetic, resonates with the wide expanse of sky, the song of the wind, the sound of water.
The other voice in this volume is equally moving, but in a very different way. It is the voice of Old Keyam, pained and angry, raised in protest against the Indians' lethargy and the white man's insensitivity. A fictional character, semi-autobiographical, he is very much the voice of Edward Ahenakew, telling of life on the reservations in the new white world of the early twentieth century.
Über den Autor: Edward Ahenakew was born on June 11, 1885, at the Sandy Lake Reserve in Saskatchewan. To the delight of his Christian mother, Edward was ordained an Anglican priest in 1912 and assigned to Onion Lake, where he did missionary work with the Reverend John R. Matheson?whose daughter, Ruth Matheson Buck, would later play an important role in editing Edward's Cree stories. Edward carried out numerous missions until an influenza epidemic after World War I prompted him to study medicine. However, due to severe poverty and malnutrition, he could not finish medical school.
During his recuperation in Thunderchild's Reserve, Edward Ahenakew frequently visited Chief Thunderchild, a man who followed Big Bear in the 1870s and lived through the tribal wars. Edward recorded the historical and mythical stories told to him by Chief Thunderchild, which became the inspiration for Part I of Voices of the Plains Cree.
In 1935, Edward became a missionary for the Diocese of Saskatchewan, working for the mission at Fort à la Corne until his retirement. In 1947, Edward received a degree of Doctor of Divinity from Emmanuel College.
While on a train to Dauphin, Manitoba, Canon Edward Ahenakew suffered a stroke and was taken to a local hospital in Canora, where he died on July 12, 1961, at the age of 76.
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Buchbeschreibung McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, 1973. Cloth. Buchzustand: Near Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good to Very Good. First Edition. Edited and with an Introduction by Ruth M. Buck. 204pp, photo illustrated, endpaper maps. Bright, clean interior. Previous owner's name to top margin of fep otherwise unmarked. Tight, square binding, no wear to cloth. Unclipped dustjacket shows some top edge wear and a couple of tiny chips with minor surface rubbing. Weight, 424g. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardcover. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 28622
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