The Nookomis Obagijigan (Grandmother's Gift) book brings together the knowledge of moccasin makers from Minnesota and Wisconsin. Beautifully designed and illustrated 44 pages of instructions, patterns, photos, and the stories of the creators this book has brought together their life's work into these pages. Written completely in Ojibwe and English this book is one of a kind.
Made possible by the Minnesota Historical Society, Sarah Agaton Howes worked with apprentice Michelle Defoe and translator Maajiigwaneyaash to bring together the knowledge of their teachers to their communities and you.
Truly a labor of love, we give you this book.
What will you find?
Introductions by Howes and Defoe
Step by step photos and instructions
Patterns for round and split-toe moccasins from newborn to men's 14
Photos of moccasins
Miigwech (thank you) pages by Howes and Defoe
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