I Am Eskimo, Aknik My Name

I Am Eskimo, Aknik My Name


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A half century ago, Inupiat Eskimo Paul Green was dismayed by a writer who arrived in his village, stayed briefly, then flew home to print nonsense. So Green began writing down his own stories—about his life, Native foods, legends, games, animal habits, even "rubbing nose kiss." Each of these authentic stories, written in Green's distinctive voice, offered delightful insight into his culture and times. Another notable Alaskan, George Aden Ahgupuk, added his pen-and-ink drawings, and the first edition of I AM ESKIMO was released in 1959, the same year that Alaska became a state. Today this collection is a classic, translated into other languages, excerpted in several textbooks, and collectible as the first title for the fledgling publishing company that would become Alaska Northwest Books. Ahgupuk's drawings are prized among collectors and the Anchorage Museum of History and Art's permanent collection.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780882405889
Publisher: Graphic Arts Center Publishing Company
Publication date: 03/15/2004
Edition description: Anniversary
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 7.70(w) x 9.36(h) x 0.28(d)

Table of Contents

1How I Get My Name1
2True Story About Arctic of Alaska4
3About Igloos7
4How To Make Snow Igloo8
5About Hunters11
6Whaling Station Early Days Ago16
7How They Cut Bow-Head Whale17
8About Polar Bear19
9About Caribou20
10White Fox21
11About Muskrat Hunt22
12Making Oomiak and Kayak24
13Shea Fish At Kotzebue26
14Brown Bear27
15Asking Question About Native28
16Eskimo Legend, Boy and Jade Ax29
17Eskimo True Story, Nice Good Looking Lady29
18About Foods33
19Rubbing Nose Kiss35
22Why Did Old Eskimo Change Wife?45
23Ka-Va-Shook Makes Even46
24Eskimo Drum55
25Eskimo Dances58
26How Caribou Hunter Got Lost60
27Drifted in Arctic Ocean65
28How To Train Reindeer Herd68
29Eskimo Duck Hunt and Fight70
30Seal, Oogruk and Walrus77
31How Mama Eskimo Make Ice Cream79
33How Ka-Ya-Yeah-Tow-Look Get His Woman81
34How Ah-Seo-Na-Yat Comes Back From Grave83
35Games and Blanket Toss84

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