On The Trail of Elder Brother
Glous’gap Stories of the Micmac Indians
Michael B. RunningWolf (Micmac Nation) & Patricia Clark Smith
The Adventures of Glous’gap, embodiment of the Great Spirit, have been told by many Algonquin tribes. With their pipe smoking whales and irascible porcupines, the sixteen Micmac stories included here are wondrous and magical; they are also wise, as Glous’gap teaches his people what it means to be fully human in a fragile world.
Every reader, from the uninitiated to the specialist will fall under the spell of the powerful, joy-filled volume.
“Collectively, this is a most worthy and thoroughly accessible glimpse of Native American thought.”
“…strongly shaped and full of rhythmic incantations that both readers and storytellers can enjoy.”
—The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
Michael B. RunningWolf is a direct descendent of Beminuit, the Grand Chief of the Micmac nation. A master storyteller, he lives in Los Lunas, New Mexico. Patricia Clark Smith, of Irish, French-Canadian, and Micmac descent, teaches Native American Literature at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque.
Paperback / $9.95 (Can $14.50) / ISBN 978-0-89255-288-7 / 145 pages / Native American Studies
Also available as a hardcover