Ojibwe Singers: Hymns, Grief, and a Native Culture in Motion

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English | Sep. 21, 2000 | ISBN: 0195134648 | 265 Pages | PDF | 2 MB

The Ojibwe or Anishinaabe are a native American people of the northern Great Lakes region. 19th-century missionaries promoted the singing of evangelical hymns translated into the Ojibwe language as a tool for rooting out their "indianness," but the Ojibwe have ritualized the singing to make the hymns their own. In this book, McNally relates the history and current practice of Ojibwe hymn singing to explore the broader cultural processes that place ritual resources at the center of so many native struggles to negotiate the confines of colonialism.

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