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Their Example Showed Me the Way / kwayask ê-kî-pê-kiskinowâpahtihicik

A Cree Woman's Life Shaped by Two Cultures

by Emma Minde, translated by H. C. Wolfart & Freda Ahenakew

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list price: $24.95
edition:Paperback
published: Dec 1997
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Emma Minde's portraits of the family into which she was given in marriage more than sixty years ago are instructive and touching. She offers rare insight into a life history guided by two powerful forces: the traditional world of the Plains Cree and the influence of the Catholic missions.

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  • , Alberta Book Awards - Alberta Scholarly Title of the Year
Editorial Reviews

"...recognize(s) the vitality of interest in the roots of Alberta's literary tradition and search for new forms of expression." R. Gordon Moyles, CBRA


"Emma Minde's reminiscences offer valuable insights into the social history of one of Alberta's largest and most significant reserve communities. Hers is the kind of story that is easily left out of the historical record, but when preserved, illuminates history as a lived experience." Michael Payne, CBRA

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Their Example Showed Me the Way: A Cree Woman’s Life Shaped by Two Cultures

Minde was born in 1907 at Saddle Lake, Alberta. At twenty her father chose her husband, and she was taken from her home to join him and his family. Emma recalls the hardships and joys of living off the land, and reiterates the importance of family integrity and of planning ahead for the future. Emma’s amusing stories provide a look at one of Alberta’s most significant reserve communities and offers insight into a life guided by two powerful forces: the traditional way of life of the Plains Cree and the influence of the Catholic missions. The stories are presented in Cree with a translation into English. A Cree-English glossary and English Index make this work is an important Cree language resource.

Source: The Association of Book Publishers of BC. Canadian Aboriginal Books for Schools. 2008-2009.

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