ERIC Number: ED173035
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Nunatchiagmi (Stories about Buckland).
Printed in both Inupiat and English, this 32 page booklet recounts stories of native life in Buckland, Alaska. It is printed in large type and simply written; illustrations accompany each short narrative. Several stories are told by Evans Thomas who remembers his boyhood days as he fired a shotgun for the first time, shot his first seal, broke a reindeer to the harness, and hunted a wolf. One of his stories is particularly humorous as he tells of his father's efforts in learning how to stop a new motor boat. The intermeshing of traditional and new ways of life is particularly striking; the stories deal with seal, whale, and caribou hunting, dog teams and deer sleds, yet they also tell of using guns, telescopes, motorboats, and "snow-go" machines. (DS)
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, Bilingual Education, Books, Childrens Literature, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Context, Elementary Education, Eskimo Aleut Languages, Eskimos, Instructional Materials, Language Instruction, Local History
National Bilingual Materials Development Center, Rural Educational 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 (Buckland); Inupiat (Language); Oral Tradition
Note: Prepared in Inupiat by Evans Thomas, Susie Sun and Hanah Loon