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Cree Legends and Narratives from the West Coast of James Bay

Simeon Scott (author) C. Douglas Ellis (editor)
Xavier Sutherland (As told by)
Isaiah Sutherland (As told by)
John Wynne (As told by)

ISBN: 9780887557729

Publication Date: Jul 1995

Format: Paperback

This is the first major body of annotated texts in James Bay Cree, and a unique documentation of Swampy and Moose Cree (Western James Bay) usage of the 1950s and 1960s. Conversations and interviews with 16 different speakers include: legends, reminiscences, historical narratives, stories and conversations, as well as descriptions of technology.
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This is the first major body of annotated texts in James Bay Cree, and a unique documentation of Swampy and Moose Cree (Western James Bay) usage of the 1950s and 1960s. Conversations and interviews with 16 different speakers include: legends, reminiscences, historical narratives, stories and conversations, as well as descriptions of technology. The book includes a detailed pronunciation guide, notes on Cree terms, informants' comments, dialect variations, and descriptions of cultural values and customs. The introduction describes and compares the various genres in traditional and popular culture. Cree and English, with full glosssary.
Pages 590
Dimensions 152 x 229
Date Published 30 Jul 1995
Publisher University of Manitoba Press
Series Algonquian Text Society
Subject/s Language: reference & general   Folklore, myths & legends  
Simeon Scott was a resident of Fort Albany, Ontario, Canada. At the time these texts were recorded, he was in charge of a branch store of the Hudson's Bay Company and was nearing retirement. A native speaker of Swampy Cree, he also spoke considerable English.

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