Cree They Knew Both Sides of Medicine: Cree Tales of Curing and Cursing Told by Alice Ahenakew (Algonquian Text Society)

Type
Book
Authors
Wolfart ( H. C. )
Ahenakew ( Freda )
 
ISBN 10
0887556493 
ISBN 13
9780887556494 
Category
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Edition
 
Publication Year
2000 
Publisher
Pages
332 
Subject
Cree Language  
Abstract
Born in 1912, Alice Ahenakew was brought up in a traditional Cree community in north-central Saskatchewan. As a young woman, she married Andrew Ahenakew, a member of the prominent Saskatchewan family, who later became an Anglican clergyman and a prominent healer. Alice Ahenakew's personal reminiscences include stories of her childhood, courtship and marriage, as well as an account of the 1928 influenza epidemic an encounters with a windigo. The centrepiece of this book is the fascinating account of Andrew Ahenakewís bear vision, through which he received healing powers. Written in original Cree text with a full English translation, They Knew both Sides of Medicine also includes an introduction discussing the historical background of the narrative and its style and rhetorical structure, as well as a complete Cree-English glossary. - from Amazon 
Description
Preface
Case Histories of Living Practice
1. Anglican Priest and Cree Healer -- Coping with a Windigo and the Great Epidemic -- Courtship and Marriage -- A Tour of England -- The Priest Bear's Medicine
2. Strange New World -- Good Times in a Hard Life -- A Throw-away Society -- An Ungodly Smell -- Facing the Other
3. Powers of Good and Evil -- Escaping Windigo and Starvation -- Seeking Refuge 00 A Dreadful Curse (First Telling) -- A Dreadful Curse (Second Telling)

Commentary and Notes
Cree-English Glossary
 
Biblio Notes
 
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