Lies to Live By

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These 44 stories are from Beardslee’s own life, seamlessly interwoven with the traditional stories of her people.

 

 

The 44 stories in this collection are not “retold” myths-and-legends. They are stories here from Beardslee’s own life, seamlessly interwoven with the traditional stories of her people. They remain relevant because they have never been anything else. Like the great trickster-hero Manaboozhou, Beardslee’s stories ignore all boundaries of time and space, and celebrate real Indian lives. Delving into the sacred aspects of sweetgrass and a well-used pair of scissors, of flying pigs, fried eggs and WD-40, these are real stories about real people, Manaboozhou’s relatives.

 

 

Author: Lois Beardslee (Ojibwe)

Illustrations: Black and white illustrations by Lois Beardslee (Ojibwe)

Binding Availability: Paperback

Published: 2003

Tribes/Ethnic Groups: Ojibwe