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The porcupine hunter and other stories : the original Tsimshian texts of Henry W. Tate

Author: Henry W Tate; Ralph Maud
Publisher: Vancouver : Talonbooks, 1993.
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Traditional stories from the Tsimshian nation of the Britishh Columbia coast, collected in the early twentieth century.
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Genre/Form: Folklore
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Tate, Henry W.
Porcupine hunter and other stories.
Vancouver : Talonbooks, 1993
(OCoLC)623778402
Named Person: Henry W Tate
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Henry W Tate; Ralph Maud
ISBN: 0889223335 9780889223332
OCLC Number: 29026146
Notes: Spine title: The porcupine hunter.
Description: 166 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Animals & Humans. The Porcupine Hunter. The Hunter's Wife Changed into a Beaver. The Girl Who Married the Bear --
Fables. Porcupine and Grizzly Bear. Grizzly Bear and Beaver --
Cosmology. Sun, Moon, and Fog --
Moral Tales. The Blind Husband. The Deserted Youth --
Mythic History. Revenge of the Mountain Goats. The Tsimshian Descend to the Sea. Eagle Clan Story --
The Raven Cycle. Raven. 1. Origin of Raven. 2. Raven becomes voracious. 3. Raven steals daylight. 4. Stone and Elderberry Bush. 5. Raven (Deer) steals fire. 6. Raven and the Tide-woman. 7. Raven and the Bullhead. 8. Raven pretends to be a shaman. 9. Raven in the house of Echo. 10. Raven and Little Pitch. 11. Raven imitates Seal. 12. Raven turns the monsters into rocks. Raven is Alive. Sucking-Intestines.
Other Titles: Porcupine hunter.
Responsibility: newly transcribed from the original manuscripts and annotated by Ralph Maud.
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Selection of the best original stories of Henry W. Tate (d. 1914), a Tsimshian informant to ethnographer Franz Boas.  Read more...

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"Maud acts as restorer, stripping away attitudes and prosody to reveal the vitality of the original text." -- Vancouver Sun

 
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