Legends From The Forest is a collection of foundation stories that are indispensable for understanding the Boreal culture of the North. 'The stories illustrate an organic view of existence, an essential for those inhabiting the Boreal forest, From the mythological Weesakajac (teacher and fool) to the medicine battles between clans, the feats of the Yorkboat men of the Hudson's Bay era, and the heroes of Old Young Lad, "Great Northern Captain Assup," and James Linklater, these story-tellers dramatize the socio-cultural dynamics of their homeland. They give the how and why, mysticism, mystery, and madness.' - Lenore Keeshig-Tobias In addition to the stories, Legends From The Forest includes the work of sic Native artists: Sam Ash, Levius Fiddler, Gelineau P. Fisher, Douglas Kakekagumick, Johnson Meekis, and Noah Sainnawap. James R. Stevens, a counselor at Confederation College in Thunder Bay, is perhaps best known for one of his earlier books, Sacred Legends of the Sandy Lake Cree.