This page will provide Jane Johnston Schoolcraft’s Ojibwe writings in modern Ojibwe spelling. The left column shows Schoolcraft’s writing in Ojibwe, while the right column shows the same work in modern spelling. For English translations and additional context, see The Sound the Stars Make Rushing Through the Sky.
While only one work is posted so far, others may follow.
On leaving my children John and Jane, in the Atlantic states, and preparing to return to the interior
Nyau nin de nain dum
Ne dau nis ainse e
She gwau go sha ween
Ain dah nuk ke yaun
Shigwa gosha wiin
I am grateful to Dennis Jones and James Vukelich of the University of Minnesota for preparing this modern spelling text. Thank you also to Heidi Stark and LeAnne Howe for their invaluable assistance.