About the Book

The Mishomis Book is the history, philosophy and teachings of the Ojibway people, as passed down through generations.  “Mishomis” is the word for Grandfather in Ojibway.  The book was written by Edward Benton-Banai and illustrated by Joe Liles.

The book starts with the Ojibway creation story and takes the reader on a journey through the important stories and traditions of the Ojibway people.

It is a documentation of the oral stories passed down from grandfather, to father, to son.  Benton-Banai said this is the first book written in the manner of the “oral tradition, and I hope it is only the beginning.”

The book was produced and distributed by Red School House in St. Paul, Minnesota.


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