[Reading Rock Art: Interpreting the Indian Rock Paintings of the Canadian Shield]
Reading Rock Art: Interpreting the Indian Rock Paintings of the Canadian Shield, Grace Rajnovich
1994, Reprinted 2002, Natural Heritage/Natural History Inc., paper
191 pages, 143 figures, footnotes, bibliography, 6-3/4" x 9-3/4"
$25.00

Written specifically for the general public, this book assists us in understanding the rock art of the Great Lakes region produced by the Algonkian and Ojibway peoples who reside(ed) there. The author utilizes primary ethnographic sources on their religion, world view, and medicinal knowledge, as well as song texts, to illuminate the meaning of the rock art. The author raises interesting topics by discussing the associations of rock art with songs, and with locales of important lithic resources. This very well footnoted text provides a multitude of avenues for further investigation by the reader.


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