In this, her best-loved work, Anne Cameron has created a timeless retelling of northwest coast Native myths that together create a sublime image of the social and spiritual power of woman. You will be transferred to our secure payment service for the final check-out. Barbara Anne Cameron born August 20, 1938 in Nanaimo, British Columbia is a Canadian novelist, poet, screenwriter and short story writer. First published in 1981, is a wonderful retelling of myths and history through the voices of elderly First Nations women from the American Northwest. Either way, I am glad I read it. In modern parlance: Feminism can benefit by studying the ancient wisdom of matriarchal societies. Book DescriptionSince its first publication in 1981, Daughters of Copper Woman has become an underground classic, selling over 200,000 copies.
I have an informal collection of the classics, plus books from the Middle East, Africa and Asia. But since I had already bought it I did read it. I didn't take anything from the last eight chapters. She has written under these names. Snot gathers in the sand and makes a blob of a thing.
But that was typical of the Nuu-chah-nulth people whose family structures were expansive and flexible, providing a strong foundation for the entire community which was taxed to its limits. For instance she uses a crab on it and then it pinches and grabs her. The first part of the book is a retelling of the creation myth and how the people came to be where they are. In this, her best-loved work, Anne Cameron has created a timeless retelling of northwest coast Native myths that together create a sublime image of the social and spiritual power of woman. These histories are set up with typical scenes and background from their modern lives. There has been an awakening of late 1981 in women's awareness of their own innate value and powers that has been systematically suppressed by Western culture and its colonial advance. Don't believe your own lies.
Based on stories given to Vancouver Island writer Anne Cameron by the elderwomen of the Nootka indigenous peoples, the book takes us back to the dawn of Time itself, when Copper Woman learnt to Endure with the help of the Old Magic, Old Ways taught to her by the Old Ones. Anne Cameron's retelling of Northwest Coast Indian myths in the Canadian classic, Daughters of Copper Woman has been met with both criticism and celebration for decades. Her answer is the most wholesome fulfillment of the book. She has written under these names. If I had one regret, it was that I wish I started reading it earlier, so I could have read it more slowly and savored the stories. An out lesbian, Cameron lives in Tahsis, British Columbia.
This formatting brings into question the identity of the author versus the identity of the narrator, which was a great di I read this book for a Mythology class I was taking, and our discussions were fascinating. This book was written published in 1981 -- and resonated to me as just as true today. I'll just have to re-read it. It is everything that female-centered writing has become known to mean - it is fluid, loving, cyclical, sensual and heartbreaking. When they leave, she is so lonely that she cries and cries.
I want to make it clear, that although I consider myself a feminist and proudly claim the label these stories appealed to me on a human level—they lay out a set of universal values that we can all share: women and men; people of all races and ages. Since its first publication in 1981, Daughters of Copper Woman has become an underground classic, selling over 200,000 copies. There is a better way. They articulate a set of values about respect, love and caring for each other and the environment that struck a deep chord in me. I would normally avoid reading a book like this as a result of that. Having said that, it was recommended to me by someone I respect very much, so I am trying to pull out pearls of wisdom.
Boy, was I wrong -- once I picked it up, I couldn't put it down. This book is a collection of origin myths, featuring the titular Copper Woman, and relations of stories telling the history of the northwest coast Native Americans. Boy, was I wrong -- once I picked it up, I couldn't put it down. It was compiled by Anne Cameron a white woman , through speaking with indigenous elder I borrowed this book from my friend Mira who has amassed the best ecofeminist library I've ever seen. The simple, yet profound stories told by 'Granny' about the way life used to be suck you in and leave you wishing we had never lost the balance and harmony of the time before Europeans 'discovered' the Pacific N This is one of those little-known books that every woman should read. Lessons that, if followed, would enrich all our lives, not just the few. The author is of Celtic descent, but lived close to the reservation on Vancouver Island and chronicled their tales in this book and its sequel.
Granny has some wonderful lessons for people in this greedy material world. From the First People's creation story a woman was created first to the repeated concept that we are all connected and are all related, this book is stunningly beautiful, painfully sad, and heart-wrenchingly hopeful. I picked it up and didn't realize that the author was not in fact a part of the people whose stories she was writing down. Many, many thanks—and love—to my own daughter for giving me this gift. Now comes a new edition that includes many pieces cut from the original as well as fresh material added by the author. At the heart of this new edition is the entire text of the original but with important additions.