Rediscovering the First Nations of CanadaBook - 1997
John Friesen offers an insightful overview of Aboriginal cultures across the country in terms of their history, lifestyle, specialties and spirituality. The tour begins with the Beothuk and Micmac on the east coast, swings through the woodland territories of the Huron, Ojibway and Iroquois, explores the cultural milieu of the Plains Indians, then journeys west to the Plateau Region and the Pacific west coast where the Bella Coola, Haida, Kwakiutl, Tlingit, Tsimshian, and more, are visited. A final northern lap includes visits to Dene and Inuit country. Each cultural configuration is introduced by a local tribal legend to demonstrate the teaching/learning impact and efficacy of the oral tradition.