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Based primarily on the oral accounts of John Blackned, Cree Narrative offers a detailed account of traditional Cree society. The result is an integrated picture of Cree thought, feelings, and beliefs relating to living on and with the land. For this expanded reissue of his pioneering work in cognitive anthropology, Richard Preston has added four new chapters. He contextualizes his original research and provides historical and social context for the Waskaganish area during the time of his fieldwork in the 1960s. He also includes a biography of John Blackned and a new selection of Blackned's stories that vividly portray Cree experience at the end of the fur trade period in the early nineteen hundreds. To step into the sensibility of another culture and portray it wisely and with love is a rare accomplishment. Richard Preston achieved this in the original edition of Cree Narrative, published in a limited fashion by Canada's National Museum of Man in 1975, and continues it here.

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Preston (emeritus, anthropology, McMaster U.) has expanded and revised the Canadian Ethnology Service Paper no. 30, published by the National Museum of Man in the Mercury Series in 1975, which reported on his field work in the community of Waskaganish, during the middle 1960s. The ethnological collection of narratives he used has since become preferred practice.
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A vivid account of the values and world view of an indigenous society.

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Based primarily on the oral accounts of John Blackned, Cree Narrative offers a detailed account of traditional Cree society. The result is an integrated picture of Cree thought, feelings, and beliefs relating to living on and with the land. For this expanded reissue of his pioneering work in cognitive anthropology, Richard Preston has added four new chapters. He contextualizes his original research and provides historical and social context for the Waskaganish area during the time of his fieldwork in the 1960s. He also includes a biography of John Blackned and a new selection of Blackned's stories that vividly portray Cree experience at the end of the fur trade period in the early nineteen hundreds. To step into the sensibility of another culture and portray it wisely and with love is a rare accomplishment. Richard Preston achieved this in the original edition of Cree Narrative, published in a limited fashion by Canada's National Museum of Man in 1975, and continues it here.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [273]-279) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780773523623
Author:
Preston, Richard J.
Publisher:
McGill-Queen's University Press
Location:
Montreal
Subject:
Native American
Subject:
Oral tradition
Subject:
Cree philosophy.
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies - Tribes
Subject:
Native American Studies
Subject:
Native American-General Native American Studies
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Paper Text
Series:
Carleton library series ;
Series Volume:
P-D51197
Publication Date:
20020631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
illustrations
Pages:
350
Dimensions:
8.78x6.22x.79 in. 1.06 lbs.

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A vivid account of the values and world view of an indigenous society.
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Based primarily on the oral accounts of John Blackned, Cree Narrative offers a detailed account of traditional Cree society. The result is an integrated picture of Cree thought, feelings, and beliefs relating to living on and with the land. For this expanded reissue of his pioneering work in cognitive anthropology, Richard Preston has added four new chapters. He contextualizes his original research and provides historical and social context for the Waskaganish area during the time of his fieldwork in the 1960s. He also includes a biography of John Blackned and a new selection of Blackned's stories that vividly portray Cree experience at the end of the fur trade period in the early nineteen hundreds. To step into the sensibility of another culture and portray it wisely and with love is a rare accomplishment. Richard Preston achieved this in the original edition of Cree Narrative, published in a limited fashion by Canada's National Museum of Man in 1975, and continues it here.
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. [273]-279) and index.
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