A Mishomis Book: A History-Coloring Book of the Ojibway Indians is the set of five colouring books about Ojibway traditional teachings written for children. Edward Benton Banai is the Ojibway teacher and spiritual leader who founded the Red School House, an alternative school for Native American students in St. Paul, Minnesota. His goal in writing this set of Mishomis colouring books was to provide students with an accurate account of Ojibway culture, history, and worldview based on the oral teachings.
Mi'kmaq of the East Coast is the revised edition of the Fitzhenry and Whiteside book, previously published as Micmac of the East Coast. Linguist Robert M. Leavitt has written a text for senior elementary level students about the prehistory, history, and contemporary culture of the Mi'kmaq people of the Maritime provinces. The author effectively uses excerpts from historical documents, traditional Mi'kmaq stories, and oral tradition to create an overview of Mi'kmaw history and culture. Throughout the text, the author includes Mi'kmaq terms, and a glossary.
Where Only The Elders Go - Moon Lake Loon Lake is a picture book for young readers by gifted Ojibwe author Jan Bourdeau Waboose. In this gentle story about the circle of life, a young Ojibwe boy hears the crying of the loon. He recalls his Mishomis (grandfather) and the teachings about life and death. Elders have a special place, Moon Lake Loon Lake, where they go at the end of their life's journey. Soft pastel watercolours capture the tranquil mood and spiritual nature of the ideas presented in the text. Moon Lake Loon Lake is a peaceful place that is sacred.
The Mishomis Book: The Voice of the Ojibway is the classic book about Ojibway traditional teachings written for children and all learners. Edward Benton Banai is the Ojibway teacher and spiritual leader who founded the Red School House, an alternative school for Native students in St. Paul, Minnesota. His goal in writing The Mishomis Book was to provide students with an accurate account of Ojibway culture, history, and worldview based on the oral teachings. This book begins with the Ojibway creation story and how first man came to earth.
How Summer Came to Canada, published in 1969, represents an early picture book that retells a traditional account of the origin of summer. In this account illustrator Elizabeth Cleaver and author William Toye retell a Mi'kmaq traditional story. Glooskap finds his people dying from cold and hunger. After he discovers the reason for the prolonged winter, Glooskap sets out on a journey south where he finds Summer. Glooskap leads Summer home and when she arrives in the lands of the Mi'kmaq, Winter melts away.
The Star-Man and Other Tales is a collection of nine Ojibway stories and legends from contemporary storytellers Basil Johnston, Sam Ozawamik, and Frank Shawbedees with others told by Jonas George, of the Rama First Nation, early in the twentieth century. Each story is enhanced by the art of Ken Syrette of the Batchewana First Nation. Four stories by Jonas George (Wah-sa-ghe-zik, "The Shining Day") were published in 1914 and 1916.