Trickster Tales and the Stories of Chief Thunderchild
Hardcover : 9780889779594, 184 pages, June 2024
The second volume in the series collects the stories recited by Chief Thunderchild and places them next to Edward Ahenakew’s Cree trickster tales.
When buffalo were many on the western plains, when Cree and Blackfoot warred in unrelenting enmity, when the Sun Dance and the shaking tent were still a way of life—these were the days of Chief Thunderchild, who roamed the Saskatchewan plains and whose stories celebrate a fierce and vanished freedom.
The second volume in the Collected Works of Edward Ahenakew series collects the stories recited by Chief Thunderchild (1849–1927) and presents them exactly as they were told to Canon Edward Ahenakew in 1923.
This book includes the chronicles of the trickster wīsahkēcāhk’s adventures and teachings amongst the wilderness, presenting Edward Ahenekew’s versions of these traditional tales.
Marking 100 years since Ahenakew’s historic meetings with Chief Thunderchild, this collection of stories reverberates with the wide expanse of sky, the song of the wind, and the sound of water.