Malian's Song

Malian's Song

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Baker & Taylor
Presents the Abenaki perspective on the English attack of October 4, 1759 in which the Abenaki village was burned down by the raid carried out by Robert Rogers.

Upney Edition
Young Malian lives contentedly with her parents and extended family in an Abenaki village near Montreal in the mid-eighteenth century. One night, Malian's life changes abruptly. Silently, her father carries her off to the woods, blanket and all, and orders her to run to their tribe's winter camp. Malian obeys, but not before she turns to watch her father slip back to the village through the trees. She never sees him again.

Malian's Song is based on the true story of a deliberate attack by English Major Robert Rogers on Quebec's St. Francis Abenaki community in 1759. Malian's account of "Rogers's Raid," passed down through generations of Abenaki oral tradition, reveals that many Abenaki people survived the attack that destroyed their village, in direct contrast to Rogers's journal accounts. Jeanne Brink, a descendant of Malian living in Vermont, told the Vermont Folklife Center the little-known Abenaki version of the brutal attack. In this first Abenaki and English picture book, preeminent Abenaki historian Marge Bruchac and illustrator William Maughan portray Malian's story of a people's strength and fortitude in the face of unspeakable loss.

University Press of New England
A rare Abenaki version of an historic attack, in the first dual Abenaki-English language children's picture book
Young Malian lives contentedly with her parents and extended family in an Abenaki village near Montreal in the mid-eighteenth century. One night, Malian's life changes abruptly. Silently, her father carries her off to the woods, blanket and all, and orders her to run to their tribe's winter camp. Malian obeys, but not before she turns to watch her father slip back to the village through the trees. She never sees him again.

Malian's Song is based on the true story of a deliberate attack by English Major Robert Rogers on Quebec's St. Francis Abenaki community in 1759. Malian's account of "Rogers's Raid," passed down through generations of Abenaki oral tradition, reveals that many Abenaki people survived the attack that destroyed their village, in direct contrast to Rogers' journal accounts. Jeanne Brink, a descendant of Malian living in Vermont, told the Vermont Folklife Center the little-known Abenaki version of the brutal attack. In this first Abenaki and English picture book, preeminent Abenaki historian Marge Bruchac and illustrator William Maughan portray Malian's story of a people's strength and fortitude in the face of unspeakable loss.

NBN
In the words of a young Abenaki girl, Malian's Song tells the true story of the deliberate English attack by British Major Robert Rogers on the St. Francis Abenaki community near Montreal in 1759. Jeanne Brink, a descendant of Malian living in Vermont, told the little-known Abenaki version of the brutal attack—which stands in direct contrast to Rogers' surviving journal records—to the Vermont Folklife Center. The only picture book to present this key piece of North American history from the Native American perspective, Malian's Song underscores the Abenaki people's strength and fortitude in the face of unspeakable loss.

Blackwell North Amer
Malian, a young Abenaki girl, lives contentedly with her parents and extended family in a village near Montreal in the mid-18th century. One night while a big feast is being held at The Council House, strangers prepare to raid the village, and Malian's life changes abruptly. Silently, her father carries her off to the woods and orders her to run to their tribe's winter camp. Malian obeys, but not before she turns to watch her father slip back to the village through the trees ... for the last time.
Malian's Song is based on the true story of the English attack conducted by Major Robert Rogers on the St. Francis Abenaki community in 1759. Malian's account of "Rogers' Raid," passed down through generations of Abenaki descendants through oral tradition, reveals that many people actually survived the attack that destroyed their village; this fact stands in direct contrast to Rogers' journal records. Jeanne Brink, a modern-day Abenaki descendant living in Vermont, told the little-known version of the brutal attack to the Vermont Foklife Center.
In the text that interweaves Abenaki and English, Abenaki historian Marge Bruchac presents a story of a people's strength and fortitude in the face of unspeakable loss. With the author's aid, illustrator William Maughan has used all of the known visual reference material about the Abenaki to draw the most authentic portrait of their life and environment to date.

Natl Book Network
In the words of a young Abenaki girl, Malian's Song tells the true story of the deliberate English attack by British Major Robert Rogers on the St. Francis Abenaki community near Montreal in 1759. Jeanne Brink, a descendant of Malian living in Vermont, told the little-known Abenaki version of the brutal attack--which stands in direct contrast to Rogers' surviving journal records--to the Vermont Folklife Center. The only picture book to present this key piece of North American history from the Native American perspective, Malian's Song underscores the Abenaki people's strength and fortitude in the face of unspeakable loss.

Publisher: Middlebury, Vt. : Vermont Folklife Center, [2005]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2005
ISBN: 9780916718268
0916718263
Branch Call Number: J 974 BRUCH
Characteristics: 30 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 21 x 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Maughan, William - Illustrator
Notes: Includes pages of facts behind Rogers' Raid on the St. Francis Abenaki, October 4, 1759

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