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by Ruth Holmes Whitehead

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Author:
Ruth Holmes Whitehead
ISBN13:
978-0864923561
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0864923562
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Goose Lane Editions; First edition edition (September 19, 2002)
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This is a book that includes the memoir of Jerry Lonecloud, a Mi'kmaw hunter, healer, and showman.

This is a book that includes the memoir of Jerry Lonecloud, a Mi'kmaw hunter, healer, and showman. Jerry Lonecloud was born Germain Laksi, on 4 July 1852 in Belfast, Maine, to Mi'kmaw parents from Nova Scotia. As a youth, he lived in Vermont. Orphaned at the age of fourteen, he set out on a two-year adventure to bring his two brothers and one sister back to Nova Scotia.

Tracking Doctor Lonecloud includes Lonecloud's life story in his own words - the earliest known Mi'kmaw autobiography

Tracking Doctor Lonecloud includes Lonecloud's life story in his own words - the earliest known Mi'kmaw autobiography. This item: Tracking Doctor Lonecloud: Showman to Legend Keeper.

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Ruth Whitehead has patiently and painstakingly sifted through Lonecloud’s . MLA. Powers, Ann M. "Tracking Doctor Lonecloud: Showman to Legend Keeper. By Ruth Holmes Whitehead.

Ruth Whitehead has patiently and painstakingly sifted through Lonecloud’s memoirs, stories and legends to present us with an insider’s view of what it was like to grow up as a Mi’kmaq in a white man’s world. Part III of the book contains some of the stories and legends that Lonecloud learned during his lifetime. Interestingly, he entwines his experiences into traditional tales, so the listener can identify with the stories being told - white man or native, the stories carry their message.

Tracking Dr. Lonecloud: Showman to Legend Keeper, by Ruth Whitehead, Nova Scotia Museum ethnologist, is a book that includes the memoir of Jerry . Ruth Holmes Whitehead is a renowned historian and ethnologist

Tracking Dr. Lonecloud: Showman to Legend Keeper, by Ruth Whitehead, Nova Scotia Museum ethnologist, is a book that includes the memoir of Jerry Lonecloud, a Mi'kmaw hunter, healer, and showman. Ruth Holmes Whitehead is a renowned historian and ethnologist.

Historian Ruth Holmes Whitehead wrote, "Ethnographer of the Micmac nation could rightly have been his epitaph, his . He wrote the first Mi"kmaq memoir, which is entitled "Tracking Doctor Lonecloud:Showman to Legend Keeper".

Historian Ruth Holmes Whitehead wrote, "Ethnographer of the Micmac nation could rightly have been his epitaph, his final honour. In the 1880s, Lonecloud adopted the name "Doctor Lonecloud" during his career with American Medicine Shows and Wild West Shows, including John Healy and Charles Bigelow’s Kickapoo Indian medicine, Buffalo Bill Cody’s Wild West Show and the Kiowa Medicine Show. Historian Ruth Holmes Whitehead wrote, "Ethnographer of the Micmac nation could rightly have been his epitaph, his final honour.

He wrote the first Mi'kmaq memoir, which is entitled "Tracking Dr. Lonecloud:Showman to Legend Keeper". In the 1880s, Lonecloud adopted the name "Dr. Lonecloud" during his career with American medicine shows and Wild West shows, including John Healy and Charles Bigelow's Kickapoo Indian medicine, Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show and the Kiowa Medicine Show.

by Ruth Holmes Whitehead. Don’t be fooled by appearances. The subject, Jerry Lonecloud, was a Mi’kmaw storyteller, herbalist, wilderness guide, and entertainer who supplied the Nova Scotia Museum with Mi’kmaw artifacts. Born Germain Laksi in Maine in 1854, he relocated to Nova Scotia at the age of 14, after the death of his parents.

Tracking Dr. Lonecloud: Showman to Legend Keeper, by Ruth Whitehead, Nova Scotia Museum ethnologist, is a book that includes the memoir of Jerry Lonecloud, a Mi'kmaw hunter, healer, and showman. Co-published by Goose Lane Editions and the Nova Scotia Museum, the book offers to readers, for the first time, the earliest known Mi'kmaw memoir.

Jerry Lonecloud was born Germain Laksi, on 4 July 1852 in Belfast, Maine, to Mi'kmaw parents from Nova Scotia. As a youth, he lived in Vermont. Orphaned at the age of fourteen, he set out on a two-year adventure to bring his two brothers and one sister back to Nova Scotia. Trained in the use of herbal medicine by his parents, Laski fell easily into the role of Doctor Lonecloud in the American medicine shows of the 1880s, including Healey and Bigelow's Kickapoo Indian Medicine Company, Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, and his own company, the Kiowa Medicine Show, for which he made the medicines. During the rest of his remarkable life, he sold tonics in South America, prospected for gold, and guided sportsmen into the woods of Maritime Canada as they searched for moose and caribou. Hunter, healer, and showman, Lonecloud valued, studied, preserved, and passed on many of the traditional ways, stories, and natural medicines of his people.

"During Doctor Lonecloud's travels, he gained a great amount of personal knowledge of different cultures, and in return he shared his vast knowledge of the Mi'kmaw people," notes Donald Julien, executive Director of the Confederacy of Mainland Mi'kmaq, in the book's preface. A researcher himself, Julien has found Lonecloud's name on hundreds of government documents in the provincial and national archives. "The story of his many trips from childhood, to when he left this world to join our ancestors, is very intriguing," said Julien. After Lonecloud met Harry Piers, curator of the Provincial Museum of Nova Scotia, in 1910, the two developed a friendship that continued until Lonecloud's death in 1930. Lonecloud's great knowledge of natural and social history is reflected in the specimens and artifacts he brought to the museum, and in Piers's meticulous notes on the information Lonecloud provided about the items.

Near the end of his life, Lonecloud told journalist Clara Dennis his own story and a wealth of Mi'kmaw tales, oral histories, jokes and social customs, many previously undocumented. Unpublished until now, this treasure of information, recorded between 1923 and 1929, forms the basis of this book.