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Honoring Elders Aging, Authority, and Ojibwe Religion

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ISBN-10: 0231145039

ISBN-13: 9780231145039

Edition: 2009

Authors: Michael D. McNally

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Like many Native Americans, the Ojibwe have a high regard for the wisdom, authority, and religious significance of old age, but this respect does not come easily or naturally. The Ojibwe constitute eldership through a sophisticated system of narrative traditions, moral teachings, and practices of ritualized decorum, working hard to preserve a place for their elders at the center of their ethical and religious lives. Even as the dispossession of land, language, and culture has threatened Ojibwe communities, and as assimilation policies have specifically targeted tradition and the elders who embody it, Ojibwe communities have remained resourceful and resolute in their continued esteem for…    
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Book details

List price: $36.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 8/6/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 408
Size: 0.63" wide x 0.89" long x 0.09" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Aging and the Life Cycle Imagined in Ojibwe Tradition and Lived in History
Eldership, Respect, and the Sacred Community
Elders as Grandparents and Teachers
Elders Articulating Tradition
The Sacralization of Eldership
The Shape of Wisdom