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Once Upon an Eskimo Time
     

Once Upon an Eskimo Time

by Edna Wilder
 

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Continuing the sacred tradition of her ancestors, in Once Upon an Eskimo Time Edna Wilder retells a year in her Eskimo mother’s life. Wilder eloquently captures the oral storytelling traditions of her people, and she employs descriptions of the weather and harsh climates of Alaska’s Norton Sound to illustrate the hardiness of her mother’s

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Continuing the sacred tradition of her ancestors, in Once Upon an Eskimo Time Edna Wilder retells a year in her Eskimo mother’s life. Wilder eloquently captures the oral storytelling traditions of her people, and she employs descriptions of the weather and harsh climates of Alaska’s Norton Sound to illustrate the hardiness of her mother’s spirit. Family values, subsistence living, and the cycle’s of life form a narrative that captures the now-vanished lifestyle along the Bering Sea.

            “Readers of whatever age will enjoy Nedercook’s delightful account of the day-to-day, legends, and beliefs of the ancient Eskimo village of Rocky Point.”—Ames Tribune

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781602230569
Publisher:
University of Alaska Press
Publication date:
05/30/2009
Pages:
197
Sales rank:
904,754
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Edna Wilder lives in Fairbanks. She has taught classes in skin-sewing and basket weaving at the University of Alaska Fairbanks for over twenty years.

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