Murdo Scribe

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Murdo Scribe (1920–1983) was a Swampy Cree educator from Norway House, Manitoba, Canada. He recorded his stories and some of the legends that had been passed to him. He wrote Murdo's Story, the text of a children's picture book published in 1985, which is available in Cree and Ojibwe as well as English.[1]

Murdo's Story was illustrated by Terry Gallagher,[2][3] Gallagher won a 1985 Canada Council Children's Literature Prize, now the Governor General's Award for English-language children's illustration.


Murdo's Story: A Legend From Northern Manitoba. Illustrated by Terry Gallagher. Winnipeg, MB: Pemmican Publications, 1985. ISBN 0-919143-07-5. CIP.

Subject headings: Animals-Folklore-Juvenile literature-Indians of North America-Manitoba-Legends


  1. ^ "Aboriginal Resources and Services". Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 5 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Murdo's Story: A Legend of Northern Manitoba" (book review). Sharon A. McLennan McCue. CM: A Reviewing Journal of Canadian Materials for Young People 14.1 (January 1986). Retrieved 5 December 2012.
  3. ^ "Murdo Scribe, 1920–1983". Native American Authors. Internet Public Library ( Retrieved 5 December 2012. 

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