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Hoffman, Walter James, 1846-1899.

The Mide'wiwin; or, "Grand medicine society" of the Ojibway / by W. J. Hoffman. - Honolulu, HI : University Press of the Pacific, 2005.

152 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.

Reprint of the 1891 ed.



Originally published in 1891 in the Bulletin of the Bureau of American Ethnology, Seventh annual report to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1885-86 [pt. 2]. The Midewiwin is the society of the Mide or Shamans, popularly designated as the Grand Medicine Society. It is found in many Algonkin tribes. Its ritual, and the traditions of Indian genesis and cosmogony, constitute a powerful religion.
Includes (in order) : calumet (smoke ceremonials), shamans, Ojibwa herbalist, rite, fasting & dreams, records, Red Lake chart, Leech Lake record, Ojibwa genesis, Mille Lacs chart, migration of Anishinabeg, Sandy Lake chart, facial decoration, White Earth, drums rattles songs, therapeutics - plants used in medicine (p.49+), songs - ceremonies - weather, initiation songs, preparation of candidate [includes music scores], songs, Indian jugglery, Ghost lodge, initiation by substitution - substitute, pictography, Indian songs - music, dress and ornaments.


Ojibwa Indians--Religion.
Ojibwa Indians--Rites and ceremonies.
Ojibwa Indians--Societies, etc.
Secret societies--North America.

299.7 / Hof 2005

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