Books

My Grandfather's Knocking Sticks: Ojibwe Family Life and Labor on the Reservation, 1900-1940

My Grandfather s Knocking Sticks Ojibwe Family Life and Labor on the Reservation When Ojibwe historian Brenda Child uncovered the Bureau of Indian Affairs file on her grandparents it was an eye opening experience The correspondence full of incendiary comments on their morals and

  • Title: My Grandfather's Knocking Sticks: Ojibwe Family Life and Labor on the Reservation, 1900-1940
  • Author: Brenda J. Child
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 298
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • When Ojibwe historian Brenda Child uncovered the Bureau of Indian Affairs file on her grandparents, it was an eye opening experience The correspondence, full of incendiary comments on their morals and character, demonstrated the breathtakingly intrusive power of federal agents in the early twentieth century.While telling her own family s stories from the Red Lake ReservatWhen Ojibwe historian Brenda Child uncovered the Bureau of Indian Affairs file on her grandparents, it was an eye opening experience The correspondence, full of incendiary comments on their morals and character, demonstrated the breathtakingly intrusive power of federal agents in the early twentieth century.While telling her own family s stories from the Red Lake Reservation, as well as stories of Ojibwe people around the Great Lakes, Child examines the disruptions and the continuities in daily work, family life, and culture faced by Ojibwe people of Child s grandparents generation a generation raised with traditional lifeways in that remote area The challenges were great there were few opportunities for work Government employees and programs controlled reservation economies and opposed traditional practices Nevertheless, Ojibwe men and women fully modern workers who carried with them rich traditions of culture and work patched together sources of income and took on new roles as labor demands changed through World War I and the Depression.Child writes of men knocking rice at wild rice camps, work customarily done by women a woman who turns to fishing and bootlegging when her husband is unable to work and women who carry out traditional healing ceremonies All of them, faced with dispossession and pressure to adopt new ways, managed to retain and pass on their Ojibwe identity and culture to their children.

    • [PDF] Download ↠ My Grandfather's Knocking Sticks: Ojibwe Family Life and Labor on the Reservation, 1900-1940 | by Û Brenda J. Child
      298 Brenda J. Child
    • thumbnail Title: [PDF] Download ↠ My Grandfather's Knocking Sticks: Ojibwe Family Life and Labor on the Reservation, 1900-1940 | by Û Brenda J. Child
      Posted by:Brenda J. Child
      Published :2020-04-19T02:49:15+00:00

    About "Brenda J. Child"

    1. Brenda J. Child

      Brenda J. Child Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the My Grandfather's Knocking Sticks: Ojibwe Family Life and Labor on the Reservation, 1900-1940 book, this is one of the most wanted Brenda J. Child author readers around the world.

    717 Comments

    1. So I've read this book twice and fallen in love with it two times at this point. When I first read excerpts of it for a class, a classmate described this book as a gift, and it truly was--reading about Child's grandmother, for example, brought tears to my eyes, especially in her resistance to agency surveillance in her life. So the first two chapters are just incredible gifts to the reader, and it definitely sucked me in on the second read. The latter chapters are sort of a more traditional hist [...]


    2. I recently completed this brief history of family life of the Ojibwe people (North America Native Americans), specifically in Red Lake, Minnesota and its relation to family life. Brenda Child is a professor of American Studies at the University of Minnesota and author of three books that discuss various topics about Ojibwe life with an insightful look into her own family history. I received this book for my birthday about a month ago and I was very excited, not only because the title and descrip [...]


    Leave a Comment