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Art, History Tell Story of Cree Woman in New Book

September 18, 2013 7:02 AM | Entertainment

By Brian Schultz

The Manitoba MuseumA book telling the unique story of a young Cree woman who lived in Northern Manitoba in the mid-17th century will be released on Thursday.

Pisim Finds Her Miskanow” shares the story behind the remains of the woman, who were discovered at Nagami Bay, Southern Indian Lake, Manitoba. A collaborative team of scholars, public archaeologists, an Aboriginal storyteller, educators, and illustrators have been working over the past five years to develop a picture book about a week in the life of a young woman.

The story is brought to life by the rich imagery of Leonard Paul, and is accompanied by sidebars on Cree language and culture, archaeology, history, maps, and songs. The book’s author, William Dumas, is a Cree Elder from South Indian Lake.

The launch at 190 Rupert Avenue is set for tomorrow at 7 p.m.