Doodem and Council Fire
Anishinaabe Governance through Alliance
Doodem and Council Fire offers a fresh approach to Indigenous history, presenting a new interpretation grounded in a deep understanding of the nuances and distinctiveness of Anishinaabe culture and Indigenous traditions. Combining socio-legal and ethnohistorical studies, this book presents the history of doodem, or clan identification markings, left by Anishinaabe on treaties and other legal documents from the 17th through the 19th centuries. Heidi Bohaker asks not only what these doodem markings indicate, but what they may also reveal through their exclusions.