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Words of the real people : Alaska native literature in translation / edited by Ann Fienup-Riordan and Lawrence D. Kaplan ; contributions by Howard Amos [and others].

Fienup-Riordan, Ann. (Added Author). Kaplan, Lawrence D. (Added Author).


Collects the oral literature, poetry, and life stories of Alaska's Native speakers of Yupik, Inupiaq, and Alutiiq, including ancient tales spanning generations as well as new traditions, accompanied by essays on each Native group's background.--(Source of description unspecified.).

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  • ISBN: 9781602230040
  • ISBN: 1602230048
  • ISBN: 9781602230057
  • ISBN: 1602230056
  • Physical Description: xxxvi, 276 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Fairbanks : University of Alaska Press, ©2007.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Iñupiaq, Siberian Yupik, Yup'ik, Cup'ig, and Alutiiq literature in translation.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Preface and acknowledgments : smoked fish and jars of jam -- Introduction : Yupik and Iñupiaq literature in translation / Ann Fienup-Riordan -- Part I. Central Yup'ik and Cup'ig narratives -- Yaqutgiarcankut/Yaqutgiarcaq and her family / Natalia White, Elsie Mather, and Phyllis Morrow -- One who didn't think much of a man's stomach / Paul John and Sophie Shield -- Quliraq / Frances Usugan and Cathy Moses -- Aanakallii ner'aqallii/I Have Eaten My Mother / Frank Andrew and Alice Rearden -- The five sisters / Lena Atkiq Ilutsik, Virginia Ilutsik Andrew, and Esther Arnaq Ilutsik -- Atkuut tengaurturalriit/A Flying Parka / Paul John and Marie Meade -- Uraquralzrig/Sibling brothers / Nuratar Andrew Noatak, Nakaar Howard Amos, and Robert Drozda -- Part II. Iñupiaq narratives -- Introduction to Iñupiaq narratives / Lawrence D. Kaplan with Deanna Paniataaq Kingston -- Uvana Atiga Aliitchak/My name isAliitchak / Minnie Gray, Tadataka Nagai, and Lawrence D. Kaplan -- A long unipkaaq / Jimmie Killigivuk, Carol Tukummiq Omnik, Tom Lowenstein -- The story of the King Island wolf dance / Lucy Tanaqiq Koyuk, Earl Aisana Mayac, and Deanna Paniataaq Kingston -- King Island Iñupiaq stories / Frank Ellanna, Bernadette Alvanna-Stumpfle, and Lawrence D. Kaplan -- An unwritten law of the sea / Herbert O. Anungazuk -- Part III. St. Lawrence Island/Siberian Yupik narratives -- Introduction to St. Lawrence Island/Siberian Yupik narratives / Lawrence D. Kaplan -- Yuuk neqenyuqaq/The good hunter / Vera Metcalf and Theodore Kingiikaq -- Three generations of St. Lawrence Island writer : the work of Paul Silook, Roger Silook, and Susie Silook / Susie Silook -- Qati Hik : a St. Lawrence Island Yupik tale / Della Waghiyi and Willem J. de Reuse -- Part IV. Alutiiq narratives -- Introduction to Alutiiq narratives / Patricia Partnow -- The power of story : arnaq taqukaraam pillra/The woman who was gotten by the bear / Ignatius Kosbruk, Patricia Partnow, and Jeff Leer.
Language Note:
Some contributions appear in both the original Native language and English translation.
Subject: Alaska Natives > Folklore.
Tales > Alaska.
Eskimo literature > Translations into English.
Eskimos > Alaska > Folklore.
Yupik Eskimos > Alaska > Folklore.
Inupiat > Alaska > Folklore.
Oral tradition > Alaska > History and criticism.
Inuits > Alaska > Folklore.
Yupit (Inuits) > Alaska > Folklore.
Inupiat (Inuits) > Alaska > Folklore.
Tradition orale > Alaska > Histoire et critique.
Contes > Alaska.
Littérature inuite > Traductions anglaises.
Autochtones de l'Alaska > Folklore.
Yupik Eskimos.
Oral tradition.
Alaska Natives.
Eskimo literature.
Genre: Folklore.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.

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