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Shem Pete's Alaska : the territory of the upper Cook Inlet Dena'ina  Cover Image Book Book

Shem Pete's Alaska : the territory of the upper Cook Inlet Dena'ina / compiled and edited by James Kari, James A. Fall ; principal contributor, Shem Pete ; additional place names and commentary by Mike Alex [and others] ; translations from Dena'ina Athabaskan by Shem Pete [and others] ; maps by Kathy Kiefer, Becky Roehm, and Theresa Hansen ; book design and typesetting by Lorraine Basnar Elder ; music transcription by Thomas F. Johnston.

Kari, James M. (Added Author). Fall, James A. (Added Author). Pete, Shem,approximately 1896-1989. (Added Author). Alex, Mike. (Added Author).


A geography of the Cook Inlet region based on the knowledge of Shem Pete and 32 other elders. In addition to over 700 place names, includes vignettes and commentary about Dena'ina hunting and fishing techniques.

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  • ISBN: 0938227009
  • ISBN: 9780938227007
  • ISBN: 1555000169
  • ISBN: 9781555000165
  • Physical Description: vii, 330 pages : illustrations ; 22 x 28 cm
  • Publisher: Fairbanks, Alaska : Alaska Native Language Center, University of Alaska ; 1987.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-330).
Subject: Dena'ina Indians.
Names, Dena'ina.
Names, Geographical > Alaska.
Dena'ina language > Glossaries, vocabularies, etc.
Dena'ina Indians.
Dena'ina language.
Names, Dena'ina.
Names, Geographical.
Alaska > History, Local.
Genre: Glossaries, vocabularies, etc.
Local history.

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Homer Public Library AK 979.8 SHE (Text) 000064080 Alaskana -- Nonfiction Checked out 04/28/2024

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