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Dangerous spirits : the windigo in myth and history, Shawn Smallman

Label
Dangerous spirits : the windigo in myth and history
Title
Dangerous spirits
Title remainder
the windigo in myth and history
Statement of responsibility
Shawn Smallman
Title variation
Windigo in myth and history
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the traditional Algonquian world, the windigo is the spirit of selfishness, which can transform a person into a murderous cannibal. Native peoples over a vast stretch of North America--from Virginia in the south to Labrador in the north, from Nova Scotia in the east to Minnesota in the west believed in the windigo, not only as a myth told in the darkness of winter, but also as a real danger. Drawing on oral narratives, fur traders' journals, trial records, missionary accounts, and anthropologists' field notes, this book is a revealing glimpse into indigenous beliefs, cross-cultural communication, and embryonic colonial relationships. It also ponders the recent resurgence of the windigo in popular culture and its changing meaning in a modern context. --Provided by publisher
Action
Committed to retain
Cataloging source
CNEDM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smallman, Shawn C
Dewey number
970.004/97
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E99.A35
LC item number
S7135 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Windigos
  • Cannibalism
  • Algonquian Indians
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Intercultural communication
  • Algonquian Indians
  • Cannibalism
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Intercultural communication
  • Windigos
Target audience
adult
Label
Dangerous spirits : the windigo in myth and history, Shawn Smallman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Windigo in Traditional and Contemporary Narratives -- "More than a canine hunger": Frontier Encounters with the Windigo, 1636-1916 -- "Stunned, teased, and tormented": Missionaries and the Windigo, 1818-1960 -- Prisons, Mental Asylums, and Residential Schools
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
221 pages
Isbn
9781772030341
Isbn Type
(pdf)
Lccn
2014481547
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)900141145
  • (OCoLC)ocn900141145
Label
Dangerous spirits : the windigo in myth and history, Shawn Smallman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Windigo in Traditional and Contemporary Narratives -- "More than a canine hunger": Frontier Encounters with the Windigo, 1636-1916 -- "Stunned, teased, and tormented": Missionaries and the Windigo, 1818-1960 -- Prisons, Mental Asylums, and Residential Schools
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
221 pages
Isbn
9781772030341
Isbn Type
(pdf)
Lccn
2014481547
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)900141145
  • (OCoLC)ocn900141145

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