Following My Spirit Home features more than 80 vibrant and colorful images accompanied by stories, mostly based on tales Zimmerman’s grandfather told him or from his own experiences in nature along the north shore of Lake Superior. The stories are presented in both English and Ojibwemowin with the goal of advancing language revitalization.
Sam Zimmerman decided to rededicate his energy and focus to painting in the late 2010's. He was drawn to and inspired by the stories of his family and Ojibwe community. Desiring to capture these stories in images as well as words, he began working with an Ojibwemowin language speaker to translate and preserve them in their native language. The paintings and stories he accumulated and developed between July 2019 and July 2020 are drawn from family lore and shared experiences centered in Ojibwe tradition and the natural beauty of northern Minnesota.
- 168 pages
- 10" (w) x 9" (h)
- Publication date: 2023
- Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society