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!Read E-pub õ Shaman's Daughter Õ SHAMAN S DAUGHTER At twelve, Supaya climbed the mountain and had a vision, not knowing that it was the beginning of the endthat she was the last of her people to be thus blessedAMAN S DAUGHTER Three times a bride, Supaya s men came from three different worlds But only one man could bring her the happiness she longed forAMAN S DAUGHTER Supaya watched her children abandon their sacred heritage But she survived, returning to the old waysseeking the one who could inherit her priceless gift of knowledge Although the paperback s cover would lead you to think otherwise, Shaman s Daughter is richly detailed sensitive account of a young Ojibwa woman just before the turn of the 20th century In spite of expectations demands made of her by both Native and White societies, Supaya manages to live out a life of honor, respect, and even power Although the paperback s cover would lead you to think otherwise, Shaman s Daughter is richly detailed sensitive account of a young Ojibwa woman just before the turn of the 20th century In spite of expectations demands made of her by both Native and White societies, Supaya manages to live out a life of honor, respect, and even power I ve always had a soft spot for stories about First Nations people, though there s a very thin line between respect for the cultures and an idolization that sublimates the humanity of the cultures Shaman s Daughter, a collaboration between an anthropologist and a professor of literature, manages to present a suitably real picture of life at the turn of the last century.The story follows Supaya called Sophie by the whites as she grows into adulthood, raises a family, and grows old Through her I ve always had a soft spot for stories about First Nations people, though there s a very thin line between respect for the cultures and an idolization that sublimates the humanity of the cultures Shaman s Daughter, a collaboration between an anthropologist and a professor of literature, manages to present a suitably real picture of life at the turn of the last century.The story follows Supaya called Sophie by the whites as she grows into adulthood, raises a family, and grows old Through her life, we get to see the friction between the Church and the practitioners of the traditional faith and healing, the loss of identity of the residential schools and, later, the struggle to integrate and earn a living as an Indian, and the impact of World Wars 12 on the First Nations people.The historical span is broad enough to show the changes as they were happening and, to some extent, their resolution.The writing is also quite decent, and the book kept me engaged from start to finish Very good perspective on an Indian woman trying to make it in both her native culture yet get along with the whites to the point of being good friends with them Good explanations of treatments on the reservations and the troubles that were happening between the two cultures The shaman ways were explained as beinghelpful than as a witch doctor as something to fear Liked how she treated and respected the men interested in her yet followed the expectations of her family s beliefs Felt sor Very good perspective on an Indian woman trying to make it in both her native culture yet get along with the whites to the point of being good friends with them Good explanations of treatments on the reservations and the troubles that were happening between the two cultures The shaman ways were explained as beinghelpful than as a witch doctor as something to fear Liked how she treated and respected the men interested in her yet followed the expectations of her family s beliefs Felt sorry that her children were not following her ways of thinking and maintaining their Indian ways