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The Resource The orenda, Joseph Boyden

The orenda, Joseph Boyden

Label
The orenda
Title
The orenda
Statement of responsibility
Joseph Boyden
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
History reveals itself when, in the seventeenth century, a Jesuit missionary ventures into the Canadian wilderness in search of converts-the defining moment of first contact between radically different worlds. What unfolds over the next several years is truly epic, constantly illuminating and surprising, sometimes comic, always entrancing and ultimately all too human in its tragic grandeur. Christophe has been in the New World only a year when his native guides abandon him to flee their Iroquois pursuers. A Huron warrior and elder named Bird soon takes him prisoner, along with a young Iroquois girl, Snow Falls, whose family he has just killed, and holds them captive in his massive village. Champlain's Iron People have only recently begun trading with the Huron, who mistrust them as well as this Crow who has now trespassed onto their land; and her people, of course, have become the Huron's greatest enemy. Putting both to death would resolve the issue, but Bird sees Christophe as a potential envoy to those in New France, and Snow Falls as a replacement for his two daughters who were murdered by the Iroquois. The relationships between these three are reshaped again and again as life comes at them relentlessly: a dangerous trading mission, friendly exchanges with allied tribes, shocking victories and defeats in battle, and sicknesses the likes of which no one has ever witnessed
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1966-
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Boyden, Joseph
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Jesuits
  • Iroquois Indians
  • Wyandot Indians
  • Indians
  • Whites
  • Canada
Target audience
adult
Label
The orenda, Joseph Boyden
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • A novel
  • "Originally published in Canada by Hamish Hamilton, an imprint of Penguin Canada Books."--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
37012174
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First United States editon.
Extent
433 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780385350730
Media category
unmediated
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 37012174
  • (Sirsi) 37012174
Label
The orenda, Joseph Boyden
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • A novel
  • "Originally published in Canada by Hamish Hamilton, an imprint of Penguin Canada Books."--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
37012174
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First United States editon.
Extent
433 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780385350730
Media category
unmediated
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 37012174
  • (Sirsi) 37012174

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