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ERIC Number: ED163803
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Dena'ina Sukdu'a, Vol. 1.
Tenenbaum, Joan M., Comp.
This is the first of a set of four books containing 24 examples of the Tanaina art of storytelling. They are intended for use in a bilingual education setting for competent speakers of Tanaina Athabaskan who have knowledge of the writing system. The six stories in this volume are part of a large group of traditional stories called "sukdu" which were usually told during the long fall and winter evenings. They are regarded by the people as descriptions of the way the world was before it became as they know it today. The stories are presented as they were told by the storytellers and are transcribed in the Tanaina practical orthography. Each story contains an interlinear word-by-word literal translation and is followed by a free English Translation. A chart of the vowels and consonants of the Tanaina alphabet is appended. (AMH)
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, American Indian Languages, Athapascan Languages, Bilingual Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Folk Culture, Instructional Materials, Language Instruction, Reading Instruction, Reading Materials, Tales, Uncommonly Taught Languages
Alaska Native Language Center, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Alaska 99701 ($2.50)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.; National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.; National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: Alaska Univ., Fairbanks. Alaska Native Language Center.
Identifiers: Alaska; Tanaina Athabascan