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The Alaska native reader : history, culture, politics

Author: Maria Sháa Tláa Williams
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2009.
Series: World readers.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This portrayal of Native Alaska brings together essays, poems, songs, stories, maps, and visual art. Most of the selections are by Alaska Natives; many were written especially for this volume.

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Genre/Form: History
études diverses
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maria Sháa Tláa Williams
ISBN: 9780822344650 0822344653 9780822344803 0822344807
OCLC Number: 294887695
Description: xix, 387 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Alaska and its people : an introduction / Maria Sháa Tláa Williams --
Lazeni 'iinn Nataelde Ghadghaande : when Russians were killed at "Roasted salmon place" (Batlzulnetas) / James Kari, with Katie and Fred John (Athabascan) --
The fur rush : a chronicle of colonial life / Katerina Solovjova and Aleksandra A. Vovnyanko --
Redefining our planning traditions : Caribou fences, community, and the Neetsaii experience / Charlene Khaih Zhuu Stern (Neetsaii Gwich'in Athabascan) --
Memories of my trap line / Maria Bolanz --
Cultural identity through Yupiaq narrative / George P. Kanaqlak Charles (Yup'ik) --
Dena'ina e_nena : Dena'ina country : the dena'ina in Anchorage, Alaska / James Fall --
Qaneryaramta egmiucia : continuing our language / Walkie Kumaggaq Charles (Yup'ik) --
Deg Xinag oral traditions : reconnecting Indigenous language and education through traditional narratives / Beth Ginondidoy Leonard (Deg Xinag Athabascan) --
The Alaskan Haida language today : reasons for hope / Jeane Breinig (Haida) --
Yuuyaraq : the way of the human being / Harold Napoleon (Yup'ik) --
Angoon remembers : the religious significance of balance and reciprocity / Nancy Furlow (Tlingit) --
The Comity agreement : missionization of Alaska native people / Maria Sháa Tláa Williams (Tlingit) Dena'ina heritage and representation in Anchorage : a collaborative project / Stephen J. Langdon and Aaron Leggett (Dena'ina Athabascan) --
How it feels to have your history stolen / Ted Mayac Sr. (King Island Inupiaq) --
Undermining our tribal governments : the stripping of land, resources, and rights from Alaska native nations / Evon Peter (Neetsaii Gwitch'in and Jewish) --
Terra incognita : communities and resource wars / Subhankar Banerjee --
Why the natives of Alaska have a land claim / William Iggiagruk Hensley (Inupiaq) --
A brief history of native solidarity / Maria Sháa Tláa Williams (Tlingit) --
A Yupiaq worldview : a pathway to ecology and spirit / Oscar Angayuqaq Kawagley (Yupiaq) --
The cosmos : indigenous perspectives / Gregory A. Cajete (Santa Clara Pueblo) --
Seeing Mathematics with Indian eyes / Claudette Engblom-Bradley (Schaghticoke) --
What is truth? where Western science and traditional knowledge converge / Lilian Na'ia Alessa --
The Yup'ik and Cup'ik people / Joan Pirciralria Hamilton (Cup'ik) --
Ugiuvangmiut illugiit atuut : teasing cousin songs of the King Island Inupiat / Deanna Paniataaq Kingston (Inupiaq) --
Fly by night mythology : an Indigenous guide to white man, or how to stay sane when te world makes no sense / Larry Mcneil (Tlingit and Nisga'a) --
Kodiak masks : a personal odyssey / Perry Eaton (Alutiiq/Sugpiaq) --
Artifacts in sound : a century of field recordings of Alaska natives / Craig Coray --
Digital media as a means of self discovery : identity affirmations in modern technology / Frank Francis-Chythlook (Yup'ik) --
America's wretched / Erica Lord (Inupiaq and Athabascan) --
The Alaska native arts festival / Tim Murphrey --
Conflict and counter-myth in the film smoke signals / Anna Smith Chiburis (Tlingit) --
Alaska native literature : an updated introduction / James Ruppert --
Poems / Nora Marks Dauenhauer (Tlingit) and Richard Dauenhauer --
Poem / G. Williams --
Living in the Arctic / Denise Cross Wartes --
Tunnel? . . .what tunnel? / Eleanor Hadden (Tlingit, Haida, Tsimshian) --
Daisy's best-ever moose stew / Daisy Stri da Zatse Demientieff (Athabascan).
Series Title: World readers.
Responsibility: edited by Maria Sháa Tláa Williams.

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