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    Holding Our World Together: Ojibwe Women and the Survival of Community (Penguin's Library of American Indian History) (Hardback) By (author) Brenda J Child


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    DescriptionA groundbreaking exploration of the remarkable women in Native American communities. Too often ignored or underemphasized in favor of their male warrior counterparts, Native American women have played a more central role in guiding their nations than has ever been understood. Many Native communities were, in fact, organized around women's labor, the sanctity of mothers, and the wisdom of female elders. In this well-researched and deeply felt account of the Ojibwe of Lake Superior and the Mississippi River, Brenda J. Child details the ways in which women have shaped Native American life from the days of early trade with Europeans through the reservation era and beyond.The latest volume in the Penguin Library of American Indian History, "Holding Our World Together" illuminates the lives of women such as Madeleine Cadotte, who became a powerful mediator between her people and European fur traders, and Gertrude Buckanaga, whose postwar community activism in Minneapolis helped bring many Indian families out of poverty. Drawing on these stories and others, Child offers a powerful tribute to the many courageous women who sustained Native communities through the darkest challenges of the last three centuries.

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    Holding Our World Together
    Ojibwe Women and the Survival of Community
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Brenda J Child
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 209
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 193 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 295 g
    ISBN 13: 9780670023240
    ISBN 10: 0670023248

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    LC classification: E99.C6 C48 2012
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    Illustrations note
    Viking Books
    Imprint name
    Viking Books
    Publication date
    16 February 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Brenda J. Child, a member of the Red Lake Ojibwe Nation, is an associate professor of American Studies at the University of Minnesota and the author of "Boarding School Seasons: American Indian Families: 1900-1940." She is also on the advisory board for the Penguin Library of American Indian History.