Bowwow Powwow

Bowwow Powwow


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"When Uncle and Windy Girl attend a powwow, Windy watches the dancers and listens to the singers. She eats tasty food and joins family and friends around the campfire. Later, Windy falls asleep under the stars. Uncle's stories inspire visions in her head: a bowwow powwow, where all the dancers are dogs. In these magical scenes, Windy sees veterans in a Grand Entry, and a visiting drum group, and traditional dancers, grass dancers, and jingle-dress dancers--all with telltale ears and paws and tails. All celebrating in song and dance. All attesting to the wonder of the powwow."--Dust jacket.
Publisher: Saint Paul, MN : Minnesota Historical Society Press, [2018]
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781681340777
Characteristics: 28 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Jourdain, Gordon
Thunder, Jonathan
Alternative Title: Bagosenjige-niimi'idim


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Aug 23, 2019

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Aug 13, 2018

This is a cute and upbeat story about a present-day Ojibwe girl and her dog. The bilingual text appears in both English and Ojibwe. The book imparts a lot of information about Ojibwe culture and history, but it also includes a lot of light-hearted humor. The author, illustrator, and translator all live in Minnesota, and the setting of the book, though not specified in the text, very well could be in Minnesota. I recommend this book for readers of all ages, and especially for dog lovers and Minnesotans. I wish there were an audiobook version available, so that I could hear the Ojibwe text being spoken aloud.


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