Error title
Some error text about your books and stuff.
  • ISBN: 9780060927356
  • ISBN10: 0060927356

The Manitous the Spiritual World of the Ojibway

by Basil Johnston

  • List Price: $14.00
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Lightning Source Inc
  • Publish date: 08/01/1996
used Add to Cart $5.11
You save: 64%
Marketplace Item
new Add to Cart $9.44
You save: 33%
FREE shipping on orders over $49!
Description: Manitous are mysteries and spirits - the essences - that infuse and safeguard plants and animals, including humans, in all aspects of life. The tales of the manitous are simple in narration and complex in spirit, rich with incident and detail, and attempt to explain the mysterious ways of the natural world. Here are wily tricksters, timorous tree spirits, wise grandmothers, seductive maidens, and the ever-hungry evil manitous, fearsome giants known as Weendigoes. Here is a half-man, half-manitou legend of Ojibway lore who represents the wonders and shortcomings of all humankind and who becomes a hero by masquerading as one; a powerful warrior who is riled and routed by a younger sibling with a fight for dancing and disguises; a man who seems obsessed with the trivial but learns to understand the spiritual; and The Prophecy - which is told but disbelieved - telling of the changes in the native world to come. By turns comic, erotic, dramatic, and tragic, these engrossing stories - most of which have never before been recorded - provide a window into an ancient culture, and hold great meaning for modern readers.
Expand description
Seller Condition Comments Price  
Half Price Books Inc
Location: Dallas, TX
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
Liberty Book Shop
Location: Avis, PA
Very Good
Shipping Icon
0060927356. Very slight edge rubbing, no creases.; 8vo 8"-9" tall; 272 pages.
Location: Benton Harbor, MI Ask seller a question
Location: Queen Creek, AZ Ask seller a question
Very Good
Owner stamp on title page. No user markings found on reading pages. Overall wear typical of used paperback. Items ship out fast. Tracking on all orders.
please wait
Please Wait

Notify Me When Available

Enter your email address below,
and we'll contact you when your school adds course materials for
Enter your email address below, and we'll contact you when is back in stock (ISBN: ).