Wisconsin Chippewa Myths & Tales and Their Relation to Chippewa Life: Based on Folktales Collected by Victor Barnouw, Joseph B. Casagrande, Ernestine Friedl, and Robert E. Ritzenthaler

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University of Wisconsin Press, 1977 - Social Science - 295 pages
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"Wisconsin Chippewa Myths & Tales," originally published in 1977, was the first collection of Chippewa folklore to provide a comparative and sociological context for the tales. These myths and tales were recorded between 1941 and 1944 by four young field workers who later became prominent anthropologists: Joseph B. Casagrande, Ernestine Friedl, Robert E. Ritzenthaler, and Victor Barnouw himself. The tales which include stories of tricksters, animals, magical powers, and cannibal ice-giants were told primarily by five members of the Lac Court Oreilles and Lac du Flambeau bands of Chippewa: John Mink, Prosper Guibord, Delia Oshogay, Tom Badger, and Julia Badger. "Wisconsin Chippewa Myths & Tales" is read as much for its fascinating stories as for its scholarship.

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Introduction I
The Wenebojo Myth from Lac du Flambeau I
Wenebojo Myths from Lac Court Oreilles I

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Victor Barnouw (1916-1989) was professor emeritus of anthropology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the first recipient, in 1968, of the American Anthropological Associationí s annual Stirling Award in culture and personality.† He is the author of "An Introduction to Anthropology, Volumes I and II," † and "Culture and Personality,

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