Neechie Hustle

Neechie Hustle

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"The book begins with events on the Broken Elbow reserve war and post war period, culminating in the attempt of the residents to build a space tepee to leave the reserve. The plot continues into the late 60s and early 1970s with the introduction of two mythological beings: the Wahwâ-man who comes to the modern world while giving up his previous crazy life. the Wahwâ-Man comes to learn the way of the Wonder Bread Eaters culminating in his working at the Department of Indian Affairs. He works and interacts with the Crees of the Broken Elbow reserve. Then, there is the rise of Pinokineechie, a wooden Indian, who takes on human form when the four neechie elements are combined, which he needs to keep his new found form. However, Paskwa-Iskwêw (Prairie Woman), the old kôhkom on the reserve, refuses to make it for him anymore. It is then that Pinokineechie must send his two associates, Bannock Slap and Papoose Face, to the Hudson Bay to retrieve the original bannock recipe in a old shipwreck from the 1600s. Eventually, Pinokineechie is subdued and balance is brought back to the Broken Elbow reserve."--
Publisher: Neyaashiinigmiing,, Ontario : Kegedonce Press, ©2017.
ISBN: 9781928120094
Characteristics: 261 pages :,21 cm.

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