Island Between

Overview

Margaret E. Murie crafts an engrossing tale of Eskimo life in Island Between, as she tells the story of Toozak, a young Inuit from Sevuokuk, known today as St. Lawrence Island. In lyrical prose she chronicles Toozak’s journey, weaving stories of his life as a hunter with narratives of love and jealousy—and even ancient Eskimo myths—to create a moving tale of early Eskimo culture and the impact of its eventual encounters with other peoples. Island Between is a beautifully written novel that explores one man’s ...

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Overview

Margaret E. Murie crafts an engrossing tale of Eskimo life in Island Between, as she tells the story of Toozak, a young Inuit from Sevuokuk, known today as St. Lawrence Island. In lyrical prose she chronicles Toozak’s journey, weaving stories of his life as a hunter with narratives of love and jealousy—and even ancient Eskimo myths—to create a moving tale of early Eskimo culture and the impact of its eventual encounters with other peoples. Island Between is a beautifully written novel that explores one man’s complex and delicate relationship with the natural environment and his fellow man.

 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781602230354
  • Publisher: University of Alaska Press
  • Publication date: 11/15/2008
  • Series: Lives of Great Explorers Ser.
  • Pages: 233
  • Sales rank: 1,406,370
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Margaret Murie was the first female graduate of the University of Alaska, and received an honorary doctorate in 1976.

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Table of Contents

PREFACE

AN INTRODUCTION: AHIPANI, In the Back Ages

THE SETTING: Time, Place, People

 

PART ONE: Being, Moon by Moon, a Year on Sevuokuk

 

KANAHYUNGASI: Moon of Frost Forming Under the Roof

CHAPTER I: Coming of Siko

 

KAHLOOVIK: Moon of Getting Tom-Cod with the Throwing Net

CHAPTER II: Siko and Iviek

CHAPTER III: Ahrolah, The Dance

CHAPTER IV: For a Wife

CHAPTER V: The Singer

 

NAHZEGHOHSEK: Moon of Approaching of Young Seal

CHAPTER VI: Winter Festival

CHAPTER VII: Magic Lamp Bowl

 

TAHEGLOKHSEK: Moon of Appearing of Mukluk, Young Bid Seal

CHAPTER VIII: Toozak and Kaka

 

HOGHVEK: Moon for Using Bird Slings

CHAPTER IX: Toozak the Trapper

CHAPTER X: Iviek Again

CHAPTER XI: Aghvook is Coming

 

KEGUMAHNA: Summer-Woman Moon

CHAPTER XII: Aghvook Comes

CHAPTER XIII: Baleen and Munktuk

 

PENAHVEK: Moon When Rivers Begin to Flow

CHAPTER XIV: The Sorcerer Dreams

CHAPTER XV: Toozak Runs

 

ANGOTAHVEK: Moon of Plant Gathering

CHAPTER XVI: On the Mountain

 

PALEHVEK: Moon of Plants Withering

CHAPTER XVII: Ungiakpuk

 

AKOMAK: Moon of Sitting

CHAPTER XVIII: In the Storm

CHAPTER XIX: Those Two

 

PART TWO: Being the Later Years

 

CHAPTER XX: Son of Toozak

CHAPTER XXI: To the Lagoon

CHAPTER XXII: The Best Spirit World

CHAPTER XXIII: After thke Storm

CHAPTER XIV: Siko Again

CHAPTER XXV: With the South Wind

CHAPTER XXVI: Their Story

CHAPTER XXVII: Ungiakpuk Again

CHAPTER XXVIII: The Year 1878

CHAPTER XXIX: Return to Kukulik

CHATPER XXX: End and Beginning

 

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