Louise Erdrich

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Manitou is the Algonquin word for the spiritual and fundamental life force. This force runs through creatures, plants, the environment in general, and events in the natural world, and it is often pluralized to indicate… read analysis of Manitou


When Fleur returns to the reservation from Argus, an “odjib” guards the road to Matchimanito, keeping away anyone who might try to visit her. Described as a dog and a “thing of smoke,” the… read analysis of Odjib


A windigo is a mythical cannibal monster or evil spirit from Algonquian folklore. The monster is known have at least some characteristics of a human, or it could be merely a spirit that inhabits the… read analysis of Windigo