Cree Legends and Narratives from the West Coast of James Bay

âtalôhkâna nêsta tipâcimôwina

C. Douglas Ellis (Editor)

This is the first major body of annotated texts in James Bay Cree, and a unique documentation of Swampy and Moose Cree (Western James Bay) usage of the 1950s and 1960s. Conversations and interviews with 16 different speakers include: legends, reminiscences, historical narratives, stories and conversations, as well as descriptions of technology. The book includes a detailed pronunciation guide, notes on Cree terms, informants’ comments, dialect variations, and descriptions of cultural values and customs. The introduction describes and compares the various genres in traditional and popular culture. Cree and English, with full glosssary.

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  • Cree Legends and Narratives from the West Coast of James Bay: âtalôhkâna nêsta tipâcimôwina
  • C. Douglas Ellis (Editor)
  • Published July 1995, 590 pages
  • Cloth, ISBN: 9780887551598, 7 × 10, $75.00
  • Paper, ISBN: 9780887557729, 6 × 9, $27.95
  • Topic(s): Indigenous Studies
  • Part of the U of M Press series: Publications of the Algonquian Text Society

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