A collection of books about the Ojibwe, Metis, and Cree people of the forests and prairies, the books include vital historic vignettes, fascinating anecdotes, fantastic legends and tales, and other information that will educate and entertain you and your entire family.
Giiwenh: So the Story Goes
$14.99 on Amazon.com
Paperback: 139 pages
Giiwenh mean "So the story goes..." - an homage to the rich culture of storytelling that defines the way that culture is transmitted among the people.
Featuring over two dozen traditional legends and stories of the Anishinaabe, including tales of bravery, love, magic, and dangerous events. A wonderful collection to read to your family to learn about the rich culture and heritage of the Ojibwe and Cree people of the forests and prairies of North America.
A great book for young and old alike, you'll be entertained and intrigued by these unique and compelling legends told in short, digest format.
Tawn Kaayaash: The Old Times
$17.99 on Amazon.com
Paperback: 140 pages
In the Michif language of the Metis people of the prairies of the northern United States and southern Canada, Tawn Kaayaash means "the Old times".
History is an important part of the Anishinaabe identity, and understanding and sharing it helps maintain traditions and forge a strong nation that has persisted for centuries.
More essential history of the Ojibwe and Metis people of the northern prairies of the United States and Canada. This book features short histories, fascinating stories, lists of names from petitions, treaties, and grand councils, and more.
Bush Dances & Buffalo Hunts
$16.99 on Amazon.com
Paperback: 140 pages
A collection of twenty-three “Little Histories” related to the Metis and Plains Ojibwe people. These Little histories are vivid, short historical excerpts that are presented in digest form, like the old Harper’s Weekly or Readers Digest, where they can be easily read and easily remembered, like a storybook. Stories include tales about old time bush dances, battles, buffalo hunts, chiefs and leaders, and more. While small, these histories are inspiring and entertaining. They provide vital information on some of the most interesting events, people, and places in a deceptively simple, engaging way that takes you, the reader, back into the past to look at these snippets from time through bite size chapters, making these little histories perfect for casual reading, as bedtime stories, or to educate yourself without the need for in-depth research.
About Kade Ferris
Kade is an indigenous anthropologist and historian, specializing in the cultures and history of the Ojibwe, Cree, and Metis people of the upper-Midwest. With over 25 years of working with tribal communities, Kade has collected numerous oral historic accounts, found hundreds of interesting historical snippets, and is glad to share these with readers.
Kade holds a BA in Anthropology from University of North Dakota and a MSc in Anthropology from North Dakota State University. He makes his home on the Turtle Mountain Chippewa Indian Reservation in Belcourt, North Dakota.