I Am Algonquin - Dundurn

I Am Algonquin

An Algonquin Quest Novel

Published November 2013


An exciting journey seen through the eyes of the Algonquin people.

This book paints a vivid picture of the original peoples of North America before the arrival of Europeans. The novel follows the story of Mahingan and his family as they live the traditional Algonquin way of life in what is now Ontario in the early fourteenth century. Along the way we learn about the search for moose and the dramatic rare woodland buffalo hunt, conflicts with other Native nations, and the dangers of wolves and wolverines. We also witness the violent game of lacrosse, the terror of a forest fire, and the rituals that allow Algonquin boys to be declared full-grown men.

But warfare is also part of their lives, and signs point to a defining conflict between Mahingan’s nation, its allies the Omàmiwinini (Algonquin), Ouendat (Huron), and the Nippissing against the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois). The battle’s aftermath may open the door to future journeys by Mahingan and his followers.



Rick Revelle

Rick Revelle was born in Smiths Falls, Ontario, and raised in the Odessa and Wilton areas. He is a member of the Ardoch Algonquin First Nation. His four novels in the Algonquin Quest series take place on both sides of the St. Lawrence River valley, from the Great Lakes to the Rocky Mountains, during the years of 1320 to the 1350s, and introduce readers to Algonquin, Anishinaabe, Lakota, Mi´kmaq, Mohawk and Lakȟóta languages. He lives in Glenburnie, Ontario.

Book Details

November 2013
5x8 in
280 pp
November 2013
280 pp
November 2013
280 pp