Where The Chill Came From; Cree Windigo Tales and Journeys. Howard Norman, Gathered and.
Where The Chill Came From; Cree Windigo Tales and Journeys
Where The Chill Came From; Cree Windigo Tales and Journeys
Where The Chill Came From; Cree Windigo Tales and Journeys
Where The Chill Came From; Cree Windigo Tales and Journeys

Where The Chill Came From; Cree Windigo Tales and Journeys

San Francisco: North Point Press, 1982. First Edition. Hardcover. An Essentially Fine copy of the first edition, first printing (some leaning but still standing without support), in a Fine dust jacket free of the toning so often found, being a collection of Tales gathered and translated by Howard Norman. Windigo is a spirit-being traditionally believed by the Cree and other Algonquin-speaking First Nations of North America believed to have wandered the Cree territories since the ancient days, such spirit being a malevolent antagonist against whom other animals such as the Wolverine, Otter, Porcupine, and Owl join with the humans to battle. The Windigo was believed to be able to possess humans and cause them to have insatiable greed and hunger, including both the desire to cannibalize other humans and a propensity to commit murder. In essence, Windigo legends function as cautionary tales about isolation and selfishness, and thus about the importance of community. In modern psychiatry, one is said to have "Windigo Psychosis" if he or she has an intense craving for human flesh and an intense fear of becoming a cannibal. The work also was published in wrappers and the hardcover copies are much scarcer. Furthermore, copies in a condition as nice is the copy are, in our experience, QUITE SCARCE. A Fine copy of this work which continues to have relevance in the modern day. QUITE SCARCE. Fine / fine. Item #3306

Price: $125.00

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