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The Universe Of The Ojibwe Anishinaabeg, an illustrated glossary by Zhaawano Giizhik*

A Glossary written and illustrated by Native Woodland artist Zhaawano Giizhik demonstrating a cross section of Anishinaabe Izhinamowin: the traditional worldview of the Ojibwe Anishinaabeg, who for the past 2 millennia inhabit the North American Great Lakes area.

The Universe Of The Ojibwe Anishinaabeg, an illustrated glossary by Zhaawano

The Universe of The Ojibwe Anishinaabeg by Zhaawano Giizhik - 2014 - THE UNIVERSE OF THE OJIBWE ANISHINAABEG An illustrated glossary by Zhaawano Giizhik* ____________________________________________________________________________________ The above outline drawing, which I created in the ‘Pictorial Legend’ fashion of the Canadian Woodland (or Medicine) Painters, depicts several images – representing various layers of symbolic, metaphorical meaning – and their corresponding NAMES. The images demonstrate a cross section of Anishinaabe Izhinamowin: the traditional worldview of the Ojibwe Anishinaabeg, who for the past 1000 years inhabit the North American Great Lakes area. Below is an illustrated glossary with the NAMES that go with the images. The NAMES in the drawing, 42 in total, have been listed below in alphabetical order. ________________________________________________________ The Universe of The Ojibwe Anishinaabeg by Zhaawano Giizhik - 2014 1