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Northern voices : Inuit writing in English

Northern voices : Inuit writing in English

Author: Penny Petrone
Publisher: Toronto, Ont. : University of Toronto Press, 1992, ©1988.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Mixed form : EnglishView all editions and formats
Inuit of northern Canada have a rich oral tradition in their ancient languages and a more recent tradition of written English. Penny Petrone traces the two paths that link the cultural past of arctic peoples with its expression in the present day. The book's first section includes traditional legends, myths, folk history told by native story-tellers, and poetry sung by Inuit composers. The second presents statements  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Translations into English
Anthologies Traductions anglaises
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Petrone, Penny.
Northern Voices : Inuit Writings in English.
Toronto : University of Toronto Press, ©2000
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Penny Petrone
ISBN: 9781442677791 1442677791 1282045865 9781282045866
OCLC Number: 288092660
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 314 pages, 21 unnumbered pages of plates) : map, portraits
Contents: ""Contents""; ""Preface""; ""1 'There Was Might in Their Tongues': Oral Traditions""; ""IGLULIK""; ""Ivaluartjuk: Cold and Mosquitoes""; ""Aua: A Magic Prayer""; ""Words Which Make Heavy Things Light""; ""Words to Stop Bleeding""; ""A Walrus Hunt""; ""TÃ"glik: An Old Dance Song""; ""Naukatjik: Women Become Dangerous When They Have No Husbands""; ""William OkomÃØluk: Origin of the Sadlermiut""; ""Origin of the Sun and Moon""; ""The Revenge of the Orphan Boy""; ""Felix Kopak: The Crow and the Two Eider Ducks""; ""Uvavnuk: Ecstasy"" ""Inugpasugjuk: Tutukatuk, Who Was Carried Off by the Moon for Breach of Taboo""""NETSILIK""; ""Orpingalik: The Genesis of Song""; ""My Breath""; ""Caribou Magic""; ""A Song of Derision""; ""Uvlunuaq: A Mother's Lament""; ""Qaqortingneq: The Origin of the Indians""; ""The Fate of the Franklin Expedition""; ""COPPER""; ""Uloqsaq and Ikpakhuaq: The Origin of the Clouds""; ""Netsit: Dead Man's Song""; ""Itireitok: A Sea Chant""; ""CARIBOU""; ""The Death of a Son""; ""Kibbârjuk: The Owl Woos the Snow-bunting""; ""The Old Man's Song""; ""Mother and Child""; ""WESTERN ARCTIC, BAILLIE ISLAND"" ""A Whaling Chant""""Magic Words to a Whale""; ""The People of the Caribou Antler""; ""An Incantation for Good Weather""; ""Unalina and Cukaiyoq: The Joy of the Dance""; ""BAFFIN ISLAND""; ""The Song of the Pintailed Duck in Competition with the Ptarmigan""; ""Sedna and the Fulmar""; ""Kiviung""; ""UNGAVA""; ""A Healing Chant""; ""LABRADOR""; ""Rose Pamack: Tikisiak""; ""Winter's Exodus""; ""EASTERN ARCTIC""; ""Creation""; ""Unaleq: The Creation of Man""; ""MACKENZIE""; ""The Raven and the Red Fox""; ""2 'What Great Creatures Are These': Early Contact Literature"" ""Karpik's Conversation with Jens Haven, 1769""""Mikak to Jens Haven, 1770""; ""Mikak to the Moravian Missionaries, 1795""; ""Attuiock's Impressions of London, 1772""; ""Kingminguse's Renunciation, 1776""; ""Aula's Response, 1776""; ""Eketcheak and Wife's Responses to Captain George Cartwright's Proposal 1786""; ""First Meeting, 1818""; ""Inuluapik's Letter to Mr Hogarth, 1840""; ""Kallihirua's Letter, 1853""; ""Kallihirua's Letter, 1856""; ""Ugarng's Impressions of New York""; ""Ipirvik and Taqulittuq""; ""Taqulittuq's Complaint to Hall about the Whalers"" ""Taqulittuq's Object Lesson in Geology""""Taqulittuq's Letter, 1864""; ""Ipirvik's Testimony to the New York Herald, 1873""; ""Taqulittuq's Testimony, 1873""; ""Taqulittuq's Letter to Mrs Budington, 1873""; ""Ipirvik's Reactions, 1875""; ""Hans Hendrik's Memoirs (an extract)""; ""John Bull's Testimony""; ""Zecharias' Confession to Brother Kahle""; ""Pomiuk's Letter to Mr Martin, 1897""; ""Uisakassak's Impressions of New York, 1898""; ""Minik Wallace's Dilemma""; ""Merqusaq: An Epic Arctic Journey""; ""John Agg®kdjuk's Report""; ""Tannaumirk's Reactions to Stefansson, 1910""
Responsibility: edited by Penny Petrone.
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A classic anthology that combines the rich oral tradition of Northern Canadian Inuit as well as their more recent English writing. Petrone links the cultural past of arctic peoples with its present  Read more...


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'A good introduction to the rich culture of the Inuit, and a powerful argument for their right to self-determination.' -- Now Magazine '[Petrone's] own prose is vibrant and clear, imbued with love Read more...

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