Ogimawkwe Mitigwaki (Queen of the Woods): Queen of the Woods by Simon PokagonOgimawkwe Mitigwaki (Queen of the Woods): Queen of the Woods by Simon Pokagon

Ogimawkwe Mitigwaki (Queen of the Woods): Queen of the Woods

bySimon PokagonForeword byPhilip J. DeloriaContribution byJohn N. Low

Paperback | January 1, 2011

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Simon Pokagon, the son of tribal patriarch Leopold Pokagon, was a talented writer, advocate for the Pokagon Potawatomi community, and tireless self-promoter.
     In 1899, shorty after his death, Pokagon's novel Ogimawkwe Mitigwaki (Queen of the Woods)—only the second ever published by an American Indian—appeared. It was intended to be a testimonial to the traditions, stability, and continuity of the Potawatomi in a rapidly changing world. Read today, Queen of the Woods is evidence of the author's desire to mark the cultural, political, and social landscapes with a memorial to the past and a monument to a future that included the Pokagon Potawatomi as distinct and honored people.
     This new edition offers a reprint of the original 1899 novel with the author's introduction to the language and culture of his people. In addition, new accompanying materials add context through a cultural biography, literary historical analysis, and linguistic considerations of the unusual text.

Philip J. Deloria is Carroll Smith-Rosenberg Collegiate Professor in the Department of History and the Program in American Culture at the University of Michigan.John N. Low (Pokagon Band Potawatomi) is a University of Michigan Ph.D. candidate currently completing his dissertation.Margaret Noori is Director of the Comprehensive Studies ...
Title:Ogimawkwe Mitigwaki (Queen of the Woods): Queen of the WoodsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:215 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.6 inPublished:January 1, 2011Publisher:Michigan State University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0870139878

ISBN - 13:9780870139871

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