Author David D. Plain Releases His Book, “Ways of Our Grandfathers”

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New book uncovers the cultural anthropology of the Native Americans, particularly the Ojibwa culture and traditions.

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Ways of Our Grandfathers (published by Trafford Publishing) is a non-fiction book which describes Ojibwa culture and traditions from the pre-contact through the early contact periods with Europeans.

Author David D. Plain aims to record an extensive knowledge of Ojibwa culture for posterity. His new publication will appeal Native Americans in general, Ojibwa readers in particular and anyone else interested in cultural anthropology. This is quite useful in building bridges between Native Americans and the much wider North American society. It is written in an academic style and could be used as a textbook for a native studies course at the high school or even college level.

With a Native American perspective, Ways of Our Grandfathers also gives anecdotes. It helps the interested readers in understanding the Idle-No-More movement, shedding light into the ways and traditions of the Native Americans. This book explores characteristics of political structure, worldview, dress and lifestyle including some food recipes, games and stories as well as providing an explanation of totems and wampum. It also describes economic life including trade and hunting, fishing and sugar camps. The final chapter deals with language and religion including death customs as well as traditional medicines.

Truly informative and enlightening, this book is a valuable read that will contribute to the enrichment of the readers’ knowledge regarding the cultures of Native Americans.

About the Author
David D. Plain is an aboriginal historian/author. His books have received critical acclaim with one winning, a prestigious publisher's award. He is a member of Aamjiwnaang First Nation and has fully researched his nation's history and culture. Always a lover of history, he has devoted much time and effort to his family's genealogy and how it has affected the history of the Ojibwa of Aamjiwnaang. He has also been privy to the tutelage of the elders of the community. These sources have produced books on Ojibwa history and culture that are of the highest quality. He was awarded Golden Scribe Award 2008 for excellence in non-fiction for his book The Plains of Aamjiwnaang.

Trafford Publishing, an Author Solutions, Inc. author services imprint, was the first publisher in the world to offer an “on-demand publishing service,” and has led the independent publishing revolution since its establishment in 1995. Trafford was also one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books. More than 10,000 authors from over 120 countries have utilized Trafford’s experience for self publishing their books. For more information about Trafford Publishing, or to publish your book today, call 1-888-232-4444 or visit

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