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Anishinaabe Ways of Knowing and Being by Lawrence W. Gross

By Lawrence W. Gross

Only a few stories have tested the worldview of the Anishinaabeg from in the tradition itself and none have explored the Anishinaabe worldview when it comes to their efforts to take care of their tradition within the present-day international. This booklet fills that hole. Focusing regularly at the Minnesota Anishinaabeg, Lawrence Gross explores how their worldview works to create a holistic approach to life. although, as Gross additionally argues, the Anishinaabeg observed the tip in their global early within the twentieth century and skilled what he calls 'postapocalypse rigidity syndrome.' As such, the publication additional explores how the values engendered by means of the worldview of the Anishinaabeg are discovering expression within the sleek global as they search to rebuild their society.

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Between 1910 and 1920, the Indian Office redoubled its efforts to stem communicable diseases. Administrators increased the number of hospitals, built barracks to house diseased adults, and constructed specialized sanatoriums to treat severe cases. Inspectors conducted house-to-house examinations of Indians to gauge the extent of sickness more accurately and determine what effect home life had on Indians’ health. Especially in the eastern forests and cut-over areas, they found deplorable conditions, uprooted people, and congested living arrangements, especially in winter.

I thought it was very curious that my grandmother and Katagiri-rôshi had such similar personalities. They both had a calmness of mind, gentleness of spirit, generosity of heart, presence of being, and a killer wit. Of course, as far as I knew, my grandmother had never sat a minute of Zen meditation her whole life. That raised a question for me. How could these two people from such different Encounter with Apocalypse 25 backgrounds wind up having such similar personalities? As I will explain below, it was this question that I sought to answer in going on to graduate school.

It was his parents and grandparents who suffered through this time. Memories were still fresh at that point, then. ” Quick consumption? What is that? Consumption is easy enough to understand. That is simply tuberculosis. But, “quick consumption”? Usually tuberculosis is a slow disease that takes years and years to be fatal. But here, the Anishinaabeg were dying of quick consumption. In fact, quick consumption is when the patient is so weak he or she has no strength to endure the onset of the disease, and so dies much faster than usual.

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