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Social Science Indigenous Studies

Moose Meat & Wild Rice

by (author) Basil Johnston

McClelland & Stewart
Initial publish date
Nov 1987
Indigenous Studies, Customs & Traditions, Native American Studies
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Nov 1987
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Moose Meat and Wild Rice is a unique comic collection by one of Canada's first and most successful Aboriginal authors, who turns his talents to a mischievous (but never malicious) depiction of Ojibway and Ojibway-White relations, with the gentle satire cutting both ways.

Light, but nevertheless realistic, told as fiction but based in fact, the escapades undertaken by the populace of Moose Meat Point Reserve encompass havoc and hilarity, prejudice and pretence.

About the author

Basil Johnston has written 15 books in English and 5 in Ojibway to show that there is much more to North American Indigenous life than social organization, hunting and fishing, food preparation, clothing, dwellings and transportation. Among the books that Basil has written are Ojibway Heritage, Indian School Days, Crazy Dave, and Honour Earth Mother (Kegedonce Press). Basil believes the key to understanding culture is language and to this end he has developed audio programs on cassette and CD. For his work Johnston has received numerous awards including the Order of Ontario and Honourary Doctorates from the University of Toronto and Laurentian University.

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wild rice and moose meat

Loved, cried and laughed through the whole book. A great insight on reservation living. The stories were written with humor but underlying it was sad how white prejudice influenced and controlled their existence specifically the Ojibway. The stories tell of escapades undertaken by the populace of Moose Meat Point Reserve. A great read to make you think and entertain.

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