Ojibwa myths and halfbreed tales, 1893-1895


Date: 1893-1895 | Size: 1 volume(s), 1 volume, 323 p.


These stories were related by Charles and Charlotte Kobawgam and Jacques Lapique. The stories were told in Ojibwe and translated by LePique, with Kidder writing them down. Table of contents; appendix of materials from printed sources; approximately 60 tales recorded from elder Ojibwe speakers of Sault Ste. Marie with aid of a "half-breed" interpreter. With notes by H. H. Kidder. Similar to tales of Schoolcraft and James A. Jones. With this was letter from Homer to Kidder, Aug. 12, 1898. Copied and rearranged in 1918. The title of this material reflects the title given by H. H. Kidder.

Background note

Homer Huntington Kidder worked as a mining engineer.

Collection Information

Physical description

1 volume, 323 p.


Presented by A. V. Kidder, May 1953.

Alternate formats available

These materials are also available on microfilm (film 1394).

Related material

The Ojibwe narratives in the manuscript were published as Ojibwa Narratives of Charles and Charlotte Kawbawgam and Jacques LePique, 1893-1895, edited by Arthur P. Bourgeois, Wayne State University Press, 1994. Pages 259-323 of the manuscript, containing notes primarily from printed sources, were not published. See Table of Contents below.

Indexing Terms


  • Anishinaabe
  • Indians of North America -- Religion
  • Ojibwa Indians -- Religion
  • Ojibwe people