Life Woven with Song

Life Woven with Song

by Nora Marks Dauenhauer

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780816520053
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
Publication date: 02/01/2000
Series: Sun Tracks
Pages: 139
Product dimensions: 6.21(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

Nora Marks Dauenhauer is internationally recognized for her work in preserving Tlingit oral literature and for fourteen years was Principal Researcher in Language and Cultural Studies at Sealaska Heritage Foundation. Her writings have been widely anthologized, and she has received both the Alaska Governor's Award for the Arts and the Before Columbus Foundation's American Book Award. She lives in Juneau.

Table of Contents

List of Figuresix
Prefacexi
Part 1Prose
Some Slices of Salmon3
Egg Boat17
Magic Gloves25
Chemawa Cemetery: Buried in Alien Land29
Life Woven with Song: An Autobiographical Essay31
Part 2Poetry
A Poem for Jim Nagataak'w (Jakwteen)57
Grandpa Jakwteen in Eclipse58
Auntie Frances, My Father's Sister59
My Auntie Jennie's Bed60
Grandmother Eliza61
Salmon Egg Puller--$2.15 an Hour63
In Memory of Jeff David65
Willie66
Memorial Day in Kiev67
Tlingit Elders68
Migration Catalog69
Spring70
Buds71
Blossoms72
From Camp Heaven73
Constellation Course: Hanging Loose74
Totemic Display75
For My Granddaughters Genny and Lenny76
Letter to Nanao Sakaki79
Angoon at Low Tide80
Berries81
Crossing the Bridge82
Raven at Grand Canyon83
Coming Down from the Mogollon Rim84
Zuni Ring: Glacial Turquoise85
Fieldwork86
Ernestine's House, Hoonah, Alaska, 6 A.M.87
Variations of Two88
The Storm89
Storms from an Enemy Sky90
Steel Gray91
Trees in North Wind92
Amelia's First Ski Run93
Tonio Saves Christmas94
For My Granddaughter Amelia95
Part 3Plays
Introduction to the Raven Plays99
White Raven and Water103
Raven, King Salmon, and the Birds112
Raven Loses His Nose122
Glossary133
Acknowledgments137

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