In this book, Georges Sioui, who is himself Wendat, redeems the original name of his people and tells their centuries-old history by describing their social ideas and philosophy and the relevance of both to contemporary life. The question he poses is a simple one: after centuries of European and then other North American contact and interpretation, isn't it now time to return to the original sources, that is to the ideas and practices of indigenous peoples like the Wendats, as told and interpreted by indigenous people like himself?
Georges E. Sioui (Wendayete, which means "The One Who Carries an Island on His Back) is a professor at Ottawa University in the Department of Classics and Religious Studies (Aboriginal Studies). He is the author of Histories of Kanatha Seen and Told, Seawi, and For an Amerindian Autohistory, which was originally published in French as Pour une autohistoire amerindienne. Jane Brierley (translator) is a Montreal literary translator who won the 1990 Governor General's award for her translation of Philippe-Joseph Aubert de Gaspe's Yellow-Wolf and Other Tales of the Saint Lawrence. She is also the translator of Denys Delage's Bitter Feast: Amerindians and Europeans in Northeastern North America 1600-64 and many other works.
Maps and Tables Preface Acknowledgments Introduction 1. Origins and Mythology 2. Wendat Demographic History 3. Wendat Society Conclusion Afterword Appendices Notes Bibliography Selected Recent Publications Index
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