Thursday, September 17, 2015

Basil Johnston, Anishnaabe historian, 1929-2015 RIP

Basil Johnston, longtime ethnologist at the Royal Ontario Museum and pioneer writer of Anishnaabe history and lore, died September 8.

Johnston's best known work may be the memoir Indian School Days (1988), but he was a prolific scholar of indigenous languages and cultures, widely published in the Anishnaubae language as well as in English and bilingually. Quill and Quire has an obit here
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