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Chiwid

by (author) Sage Birchwater

Publisher
New Star Books
Initial publish date
Jan 1995
Category
Native American, Native American Studies
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780921586395
    Publish Date
    Jan 1995
    List Price
    $19.00

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Description

Chiwid was a Tsilhqot'in woman, said to have shamanistic powers, who spent most of her adult life "living out" in the hills and forests around Williams Lake, BC. Chiwid is the story of this remarkable woman told in the vibrant voices of Chilcotin oldtimers, both native and non-native. Chiwid is number 2 in the Transmontanus series.

About the author

Sage Birchwater has been a resident of the Cariboo Chilcotin Central Coast region since 1973. Originally from Victoria, he has led a varied life as a back-to-the-lander, trapper, ranch hand, educator, cultural researcher, community activist, newspaper reporter and freelance journalist. He has authored/co-authored/edited 13 books. His most recent book Chilcotin Chronicles (Caitlin Press 2017) was third on the 2017 BC Bestsellers list.

Sage has lived communally in the Cariboo, spent ten years on a remote Chilcotin trapline, raised two sons "born in the bush" and is the grandfather of seven. He currently makes his home in Williams Lake with his companion Caterina.

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Librarian Reviews

Chiwid was a Chilcotin woman who lived outside, self-sufficiently for most of her life and moving camps with the seasons. Chiwid is a collection of oral histories about the woman, her family and what life was like in the Chilcotin area of British Columbia in the early to mid 1900s. Part of the Transmontanus series.

Caution: Some coarse language. Some use of “he” to indicate females in the context of oral language.

Source: The Association of Book Publishers of BC. BC Books for BC Schools. 2009-2010.

Chiwid

Chiwid was a Chilcotin woman who lived outside, self-sufficiently for most of her life, and moving camps with the seasons. Chiwid is a collection of oral histories about the woman, her family and what life was like in the Chilcotin area of British Columbia in the early to mid 1900s. Part of the Transmontanus series.

Caution: Some coarse language. Some use of “he” to indicate females in the context of oral language.

Source: The Association of Book Publishers of BC. Canadian Aboriginal Books for Schools. 2009-2010.

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