This anthology, edited by much-published Ojibway poet and fiction writer, Gerald Vizenor, is the first of its kind. Since Ojibway did not become a written language until well into the twentieth century, all of its early writers used English, including William Warren and George Copway (both whom were distinguished nineteenth century historians of the Ojibway people.) Generous selections from their work are included here, together with that of John Rogers, a transitional figure whose memoirs and stories were first published a few decades ago. Contemporary Ojibway prose writing is represented here by selections from Vizenor himself, a long excerpt from Louise Erdrich's Love Medicine, and previously unpublished work by Jim Northrup and Bonnie Wallace. The cover of Touchwood is a contemporary work by Ojibway painter, David Bradley. The inside art work is all taken from Ojibway Sacred Scrolls.