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Our voices : Native stories of Alaska and the Yukon

Author: James Ruppert; John W Bernet
Publisher: Toronto : University of Toronto Press ; Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Both men and women recount popular tales of ancient times that describe the origins of social institutions and cultural values ... "--Back cover.
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Genre/Form: Folklore
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Ruppert; John W Bernet
ISBN: 0802084672 9780802084675
OCLC Number: 47200782
Description: xiv, 394 pages : maps ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Deg Hit'an / Belle Deacon --
The People's Stories --
Polar Bear --
The Man and Wife --
2. Koyukon / Catherine Attla --
The One Who Used to Put His Nephew into a Fishtail --
Great Raven Who Shaped the World --
K'etl'enbaalots'ek --
The Woodpecker Who Starved His Wife --
Wind Man --
3. Gwich'in / Katherine Peter --
The Old Woman --
K'aiiheenjik --
We Go to Fort Yukon --
Chalkyitsik and Tl'yahdik --
4. Northern Tutchone / Gertie Tom --
Living at Big Salmon, 1930s and 1940s --
Northern Lake, 1944 --
Northern Lake, 1956 --
5. Kaska / John Dickson --
The Girl Who Lived with Salmon / Maudie Dick --
Dzohdie' Kills the Giant Worm --
6. Tagish / Angela Sidney --
Getting Married --
The Stolen Woman --
7. Southern Tutchone / Annie Ned --
Our Shagoon, Our Family History --
How First This Yukon Came to Be: Crow and Beaverman / Kitty Smith --
Naakw: Devilfish, or Octopus, Helper --
[To Build a Fire] --
The First Time They Knew K'och'en, White Man --
8. Upper Tanana / Mary Tyone --
My Old Grandmother: The Little Man Standing in the Moon --
When the Tree Squirrels Cut Fish --
When Horsefly Was Living in a Stump --
Raven and Muskrat Story --
9. Tanacross / Gaither Paul --
The Child Who Was Stolen by a Brush Indian --
How Dentalium Necklaces Came to the Country --
10. Lower Tanana / Peter John --
I Learned the Indian Way --
Strong People --
I Belong to My Mother's Side --
Try to Make Things --
Never Get Scared --
Love Woods Life --
I Don't Go Around --
11. Upper Kuskokwim / Miska Deaphon --
Raven Lost His Eyes --
Raven Fixes Marten's Arm / Lena Petruska --
Camp Robbers --
The Skull --
12. Dena'ina / Peter Kolifornsky --
My Great-Great-Grandfather's Story --
Qadanalchen's Song --
The One Who Dreamed at Polly Creek --
Beliefs in Things a Person Can See and in Things a Person Cannot See --
The Kustatan Bear --
The Other Half of the Kustatan Bear Story --
The Gambling Story --
Raven Story --
Raven and the Geese --
The Man and the Loon --
13. Ahtna / Katie John and Fred John, Sr. When Russians Were Killed at "Roasted Salmon Place" (Batzulnetas) --
When the Tailed Ones Were Seen / Huston Sanford --
How We Were Trained / John Billum --
Two Checker Players --
Spruce Root Man --
14. Eyak / Anna Nelson Harry --
Lake-Dwarves --
Giant Rat --
Around-the-Lake People [1933] --
The Big Mouse [1933] --
[The Girl and the Dog] [1933] --
Two Sisters.
Responsibility: edited by James Ruppert and John W. Bernet.

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