Our Voices: Native Stories of Alaska and the Yukon

Our Voices: Native Stories of Alaska and the Yukon

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by James Ruppert
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803289847

ISBN-13: 9780803289840

Pub. Date: 10/30/2008

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press

Storytelling is a precious, vibrant tradition among the Native peoples of the Far North. Collected here for the first time are stories from the communities of interior Alaska and the Yukon Territory. These are the tales the people tell about themselves, their communities, and the world they inhabit. Our Voices showcases twenty storytellers and

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Storytelling is a precious, vibrant tradition among the Native peoples of the Far North. Collected here for the first time are stories from the communities of interior Alaska and the Yukon Territory. These are the tales the people tell about themselves, their communities, and the world they inhabit. Our Voices showcases twenty storytellers and writers who represent a full range of Athabaskan and related languages of Alaska and the Yukon. Both men and women recount popular tales of ancient times that describe the origins of social institutions and cultural values, as well as meaningful, sometimes intimate stories about their own lives and families or the history of their people. As representatives of an art transmitted through countless generations and now practiced with renewed interest and vigor by people reclaiming their cultural heritage, these narratives create a broad, brightly colored, richly detailed picture of the world of the Far North, present and past.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803289840
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Publication date:
10/30/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
394
Product dimensions:
6.05(w) x 9.01(h) x 0.85(d)

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Our Voices: Native Stories of Alaska and the Yukon 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a really great book, its a book of stories that Alaskan Native's have told my grandpa. Its a little hard to understand but its great.