Resources

Writings on Gerald Vizenor

Gerald Vizenor: Writing in the Oral Tradition, by Kimberly M. Blaeser

Interviews with Gerald Vizenor

Up Close with Gerald Vizenor,” Legacy Magazine, Summer 2015
“A postmodern intellectual of Anishinaabe descent, Vizenor frequently defies conventional narrative structures and instead uses traditional Native storytelling techniques that draw from oral tradition and myth. With the help of the ancient ‘trickster’ character, Vizenor leads the reader into a shape-shifting landscape that reveals life’s multiplicities, ironies, and paradoxes.” Continue reading.

Anishinaabeg History
Kinnikinnick is made from the outer bark of dogwood or willow and is mixed with or used in place of tobacco. This object is Ojibwe in origin. Not later than 1959. Courtesy of Minnesota Historical Society.

Kinnikinnick is made from the outer bark of dogwood or willow and is mixed with or used in place of tobacco. This object is Ojibwe in origin. Not later than 1959. Courtesy of Minnesota Historical Society.

A History of the Ojibway People, by William W. Warren
A Chippewa historian and journalist, William W. Warren (1825–1853) wrote for Minnesota Democrat.

The Traditional History and Characteristic Sketches of the Ojibway Nation, by Kehgegagabowh / George Copway (1818–1869), a Mississaugas Ojibwa writer; first published First Nations writer.

History of the Ojebway Indians, by Kahkewaquonaby / Peter Jones (1802-1856), a First Nations (Ojibwa) Methodist minister.

The People Named the Chippewa: Narrative Histories, by Gerald Vizenor [See “Three Anishinaabeg Writers” for biographies of Warren, Copway, and Jones.]

Ogimaag: Anishinaabeg Leadership, 1760–1845, by Cary Miller

To Be the Main Leaders of Our People: A History of Minnesota Ojibwe Politics, 1825–1898, by Rebecca Kugel

Ojibwe in Minnesota (People of Minnesota), by Anton Treuer

       
On Treaties

The White Earth Tragedy: Ethnicity and Dispossession at a Minnesota Anishinaabe Reservation, 1889–1920, by Melissa L. Meyer

Seasons of Change: Labor, Treaty Rights, and Ojibwe Nationhoodby Chantal Norrgard

      

On the Constitution

The White Earth Reservation: Ratification of a Native Democratic Constitution, by Gerald Vizenor and Jill Doerfler

      

Industry & Trade

Julius Austrian, Early Jewish Pioneer Merchant of Northern Minnesota & Wisconsin

Rethinking the Fur Trade: Cultures of Exchange in an Atlantic World, by Susan Sleeper Smith

The Forest for the Trees: How Humans Shaped the North Woods, by Jeff Forester

Chronology of the Northern Pacific & Related Land Grant Railroads,” compiled by George Draffan

How Railroads Took Native American Lands in Kansas,” by William Thomas

White Earth Band in Court to protect Wild Rice Lands from Endbridge Pipline,” by Christina Rose

      

Journals of Indigenous Literature and Art

As/Us Journal

A Tribe Called Geek

Caliban

Dawnland Voices

Muskrat Magazine

Transmotion Journal

Yellow Medicine Review

 

Other

Oral History Projects

Ojibwe Language Website

Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA)

Survivance—a social impact game

Anishinaabeg Today

Owens_HotlineHealers_Letters

A letter from Louis Owens’ regarding Hotline Healers. Owen’s wrote a promotional ‘blurb’ for the fiction collection.

Books

by Gerald Vizenor

Gerald Vizenor: Writing in the Oral Tradition, by Kimberly M. Blaeser

Winter In the Blood by James Welch

Mixed Blood Messages: Literature Film, Family, Place by Louis Owens

Visit Teepee Town: Native Writing after the Detours, edited by Diane Glancy and Mark Nowak

 

Artists

Rich Bartow

Pierre Cayol

George Morrison

Arthur Schilling

Travis Schilling

 

Film

Harold of Orange (1984) Screenplay by Gerald Vizenor

Rhymes for Young Ghouls (2013) by Jeff Barnaby

Bear Tung (2010) by Travis Schilling

Winter in the Blood (2013) by James Welch