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Kuhkomossonuk Akonutomuwinokot: Stories Our Grandmothers Told Us

Edited by Wayne A. Newell and Robert M. Leavitt

Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: Resolute Bear Press (January 31, 2021)
Product Specifications: 8.5 x 8.5 x 0.4 inches; 13.4 ounces

Price: $24.95


The traditional stories collected in Kuhkomossonuk Akonutomuwinokot link the memories of Passamaquoddy elders to the world of today’s younger generations. The stories help us understand how Passamaquoddy community and culture have changed over the years. Connections between the generations have been weakened over the past few decades with the potential loss of the Passamaquoddy language, which is still spoken fluently by older members of the community.

Until just a few decades ago, the stories found in this volume were told orally as an integral part of Passamaquoddy home life. Since the late 1800s, thanks to intense interest in documenting the language and in ensuring its survival, many stories have been written down by native speakers and have been recorded by them, on everything from wax cylinders, beginning in 1890, to analogue and digital media.