ERIC Number: ED173034
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Apr
Reference Count: 0
K'qizaghetnu Ht'ana (Stories from Lime Village).
Bobby, Pete; And Others
A cross section of Athabascan life as related by eight inhabitants of Lime Village, Alaska, is given in this document. The short narratives are printed in English and in Dena'ina. Illustrations accompany the text. The stories tell of making eagle feather robes, birchbark or mooseskin boats, a raincoat from black bear intestines, and boots from fish skins. Another story describes how to make a birch bark basket and then brew tea in it by dropping hot stones into the water. A recipe for Indian ice cream includes such ingredients as cooked salmon, moose grease, berries and sugar. Fishing methods include blackfish traps, dipnets, spears for whitefish, and nets for salmon. Wormwood soaks and hot packs are listed as native remedies for blood poisoning, with blackberry tea as a cure for stomach ache or constipation, and red currant bark tea as an aid for those with tuberculosis. The stories also tell of hunting sheep, seals, mountain squirrels, ducks, and black bear. (DS)
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, American Indian Languages, Athapascan Languages, Bilingual Education, Books, Childrens Literature, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Context, Elementary Education, Instructional Materials, Language Instruction, Local History
National Bilingual Materials Development Center, Rural Education Affairs, University of Alaska, 2223 Spenard Road, Anchorage, Alaska 99503 ($1.50, limited supply)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Creative Works; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Bilingual Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Alaska Univ., Anchorage. National Bilingual Materials Development Center.
Identifiers: Alaska (Lime Village); Athapascan (Tribe); Denaina (Language); Oral Tradition
Note: Transcribed by James Kari