Rarely accessible to the general public, Ojibway mythology is as
rich in meaning, as broad, as deep, and as innately appealing as
the mythologies of Greece, Rome, and other Western civilizations.
In Ojibway Heritage Basil Johnston introduces his people's
ceremonies, rituals, songs, dances, prayers, arid legends.
Conveying the sense of wonder and mystery at the heart of the
Ojibway experience, Johnston describes the creation of the
universe, followed by that of plants and animals and human beings,
and the paths taken by the latter. These stories are to be read,
enjoyed, and freely interpreted. Their authorship is perhaps most
properly attributed to the tribal storytellers who have carried on
the oral tradition that Johnston records and preserves in this