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Maude Mitchell Kegg (Naawakamigookwe, Middle of the Earth) , 1904-1996

Ojibwe
Chippewa

Maude Kegg was born in 1904, in Crow Wing County, Minnesota, near the Chippewa villages of Mille Lacs Lake. She learned tribal lore and skills from AAkogwam, her maternal grandmother. She attended the the local county school with white settlers and completed the eighth grade. She has been the interpreter of her people's traditional way of life to both Indian and non-Indians. In 1969 she began teaching the Ojibwa language to scholars. In 1990 she received a National Heritage Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts in recognition of her achievements as a folk artist and cultural interpreter.

Awards and Honors

National Heritage Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

Online resources by or about Maude Mitchell Kegg:

Kegg's legacy lies in cultural appreciation
Author: The Minnesota Daily
Type: authorbio
Description: Text of 1/24/96 editorial from "The Minnesota Daily", commenting on Kegg's recent passing.
URL: http://www.mndaily.com/daily/1996/01/24/editorial_opinions/ekegg.ed/

Maude Kegg, Naawakamigookwe
Author: Kathleen M. Thomas and Parnell Mahoney
Type: authorbio
Description: This page is part of a series from Voices from the Gaps: Women Writers of Color produced by the Department of English and Programs in American Studies at the University of Minnesota. Included is an in-depth biography, selected bibliography and related links.
URL: http://voices.cla.umn.edu/authors/MaudeKegg.html

Books by Maude Mitchell Kegg:

Kegg, Maude Mitchell. Gabekanaansing = At the end of the trail : memories of Chippewa childhood in Minnesota with texts in Ojibwe and English
Greeley, Colo. : University of Northern Colorado, 1978.
Genre: Autobiography
Language: English and Ojibwa
Audience: All Ages

Kegg, Maude Mitchell. Portage Lake : memories of an Ojibwe childhood
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 1993.
Genre: Autobiography
Language: English and Ojibwa
Audience: All Ages
ISBN: 0816624151


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