'Wolf's Trail' author at library

 

April 21, 2023



Celebrate “The Wolf’s Trail: An Ojibwe Story, Told by Wolves” book with storytime and mask making at the Cloquet Public Library from

10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 22. The all-ages event will be led by students from the Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College Head Start. Refreshments will be provided.

Author Thomas Peacock is a Cloquet native, growing up as part of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. This year, his 2020 book, “The Wolf’s Trail: An Ojibwe Story, Told By Wolves,” is the 22nd One Book Northland selection, a yearlong celebration of work at libraries and bookstores across the region.

“The Wolf’s Trail” is the story of a rather reluctant older wolf that young pups look up to, calling him “Zhi-shay” in Ojibwe, meaning “Uncle.” He proceeds to tell stories of creation, and the relationship between man and wolf, a sacred one in Peacock’s culture. The book is another example of Native storytelling which has earned Peacock two Minnesota Book Awards.


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There is more freedom to tell Native stories today, he said in a November Pine Knot News story, and it can be beneficial. Yes, “it’s like giving away our secrets,” he said, which often exposes “our issues, our contradictions. I write about those.”

 
 

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