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North Spirit

(1995)
Travels Among the Cree Ojibway Nations And Their Star Maps
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In 1974, when Paulette Jiles was first sent by the CBC to work as a journalist in Big Trout Lake, a village without radio or television in remote northern Ontario, she didn't know a bush plane from a backpack.

North Spirit is based on the seven years Jiles spent working with the northern Cree and Ojibway peoples, who call themselves Anishinabe. This lyrical, witty and reflective book evokes a time when new technology is beginning to clash with the traditioinal culture.

At its center is the author's search for the meaning of the remote and sometimes terrifying Oda-Ka-Daun, or Stern Paddler, who moves his cosmic vessel through the heavens. As she seeks to unravel this mystery, Jiles recounts her many adventures among the Anishinabe people and reveals the enduring legacy of their northern mythology.



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Hardback Editions

April 1995 : USA Hardback
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Title: North Spirit: Travels Among The Cree And Ojibway Nations and Their Star Maps
Author(s): Paulette Jiles
ISBN: 0-385-25499-7 / 978-0-385-25499-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday Publishing
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Paperback Editions

October 1996 : USA Paperback
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Title: North Spirit: Sojourns Among the Cree and Ojibway
Author(s): Paulette Jiles
ISBN: 1-886913-09-9 / 978-1-886913-09-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ruminator Books
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May 1996 : USA Paperback
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Title: North Spirit: Sojourns Among the Cree and Ojibway
Author(s): Paulette Jiles
ISBN: 0-385-25539-X / 978-0-385-25539-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
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