Yup'ik Words of Wisdom: Yupiit Qanruyutait

Yup'ik Words of Wisdom: Yupiit Qanruyutait

by Ann Fienup-Riordan
     
 

ISBN-10: 080326917X

ISBN-13: 9780803269170

Pub. Date: 06/28/2005

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press


This bilingual volume focuses on the teachings, experience, and practical wisdom of expert Native orators as they instruct a younger generation about their place in the world. In carefully crafted presentations, Yup’ik elders speak about their "rules for right living"—values, beliefs, and practices—which illuminate the enduring and still relevant…  See more details below

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This bilingual volume focuses on the teachings, experience, and practical wisdom of expert Native orators as they instruct a younger generation about their place in the world. In carefully crafted presentations, Yup’ik elders speak about their "rules for right living"—values, beliefs, and practices—which illuminate the enduring and still relevant foundations of their culture today. While the companion volume Wise Words of the Yup'ik People weaves together hundreds of statements by Yup’ik elders on the values that guide human relationships, Yup’ik Words of Wisdom highlights the words of expert orators and focuses on key conversations that took place among elders and younger community members as the elders presented their perspectives on the moral underpinnings of Yup’ik social relations.
 
The orators in this volume—including Frank Andrew from Kwigillingok, David Martin from Kipnuk, and Nelson Island elders Paul John and Thersea Moses—were raised in isolated Yup'ik communities in southeastern Alaska and were educated much like their parents and grandparents.
 
Translated, edited, and organized for a general audience, this bilingual edition is for those who want to know not only what the elders have to say but also how they say it.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803269170
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Publication date:
06/28/2005
Edition description:
Bilingual
Pages:
286
Sales rank:
768,320
Product dimensions:
6.18(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

1Tegganret Qalartellruut Ayagyuat-llu Niicugniluteng : elders spoke and young people listened2
2Umyuaq Tuknilria : a powerful mind36
3Qanruyutet-gguq Egelrutaakut : they say the Qanruyutet guide our lives66
4Angayuqat Mikelnguut-llu : parents and children100
5Angutet Arnat-llu : men and women150
6Ilameggnek Tukuulriit : those who are rich in relatives212
7Tuqluucaraq : the way of addressing one's relatives218
8Eyagyarat : abstinence practices252
9Tuarpiaq Yuuyaraat Yupiit Teguq'aqsi : catching the Yup'ik way of life270
Tuqluutet : Yup'ik kinship and relational terms

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