The War at Sugar Point
Publication Year: 2006
Weaving together strands of myth, memory, legend, and history, Bear Island lyrically conveys a historical event that has been forgotten not only by the majority culture but also by some Anishinaabe people—bringing back to light a key moment in Minnesota’s history with clarity of vision and emotional resonance.
Gerald Vizenor is professor of American studies at the University of New Mexico. He is a member of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, White Earth Reservation. His previous books include The People Named the Chippewa and Griever, for which he won an American Book Award.
Jace Weaver is professor and director of the Institute of Native American Studies at the University of Georgia.
Published by: University of Minnesota Press
Series: Indigenous Americas
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The Third United States Infantry, established in 1784 as the First American Regiment, was the storied veteran of many imperial campaigns. Created by act of Congress, it formed the nucleus of the regular United States Army. ...
Introduction: The War at Sugar Point
The Anishinaabe observed the miigis, the midewiwin spiritual shell, or cowrie, as a source of visionary presence in the northern woodland lakes. The Grand Medicine Society, midewiwin, is an association of Native healers and shamans. The miigis arose from the eastern sea and moved westward with the natural course of the sun. ...