Leonard Paul: Illustrator of "PISIM finds her Miskanow".
In 1993, the remaIns of a young woman were discovered at Nagami Bay, Southern Indian Lake, Manitoba. Out of that important archaeological discovery came this unique story about a week in the life of Pisim, a young Cree woman, who lived in the mid 1600s. In the story, created by renowned storyteller William Dumas, Pisim begins to recognise her miskanow - her life's journey - and to develop her gifts for fulfilling that path. The story is brought to life by the rich imagery of Leonard Paul, and is accompanied by sidebars on the Cree language and culture, archaeology and history, maps songs, and more. (Portage & Main Press, Winnipeg)