A Many-Layered Mask: A Native Alaskan Community's Russian Legacy

A Many-Layered Mask: A Native Alaskan Community's Russian Legacy

by Dan Marshall
     
 
For the Sugpiaq of Nanwalek, the return of the first red salmon to the river ensures their material survival and marks the progress of the seasons. Likewise, the start of an event known as masking sets off the time between Christmas and Theophany (Epiphany) and perpetuates their identity as inheritors of Sugpiaq, Russian, and Orthodox Christian traditions.

Overview

For the Sugpiaq of Nanwalek, the return of the first red salmon to the river ensures their material survival and marks the progress of the seasons. Likewise, the start of an event known as masking sets off the time between Christmas and Theophany (Epiphany) and perpetuates their identity as inheritors of Sugpiaq, Russian, and Orthodox Christian traditions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016699851
Publisher:
The World & I Online
Publication date:
05/10/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
13 KB

Meet the Author

Dan Marshall is a freelance writer based in St. Louis.

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