Alex Cywink interview #1

Ireland, Max
Cywink, Alex
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Canadian Plains Research Centre

Consists of an interview where he tells of legends concerning the arrival of white men in North America; Parallels to the Norse (Viking) sagas -- (Is this possibly an example of the oral tradition presenting the Indian view early Viking settlement?). He tells of prophecies concerning the arrival of white men and the eventual return of Indian ways; describes the role of women in pre-Columbian America; and gives accounts of native medical practices and the linguistic evolution.

16 p. transcript of an interview with Max Ireland conducted by Alex Cywink on July 27, 1983. Tape number IH-OT.024, transcript disc 118.
Cartier, Jacques, Agriculture -- Farming, Arts -- Etching, Crafts -- Metallurgy, Education -- Traditional, Government by Indians -- Pre-Columbian, Language -- Evolution of, Medicine and curing practices -- And plant remedies, Medicine men and women -- Healing by, Non-Indians -- First contact with, Non-Indians -- Prophecies regarding, Stories and storytelling (General) -- Unexplained phenomena, Stories and storytelling (Specific) -- How the white man arrived in America, Women -- Influence of