ERIC Number: ED173037
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Ipnatchiami (Stories About Deering).
Intended for use in a bilingual education program, this document is printed in both Inupiat and English. It is a collection of 32 very short tales about life in Deering, Alaska, and was developed and prepared by Marie Karmun, an Inupiat language teacher. It is printed in large type, written in simple words, and illustrated. Most of the stories are presented from a child's point of view. Two of the stories tell of a landing field that was built near the village and of an airplane whose parts first came by ship and then were assembled. Other stories describe artifacts and fossils found in the area. The children also tell of making noise outside of a newlywed couple's home with the hope they will be given candy so they'll go away. Some of the tales are concerned with the mining history of the area and mention the abandoned town of Candle, an old dredge, and a gold mine that is worked each summer. Other tales deal with roadbuilding, diamond baseball, the supply boat, the railroad, the school, and an old superstition about the devil's light on the mountain. (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 (Deering); Inupiat (Language); Oral Tradition
Note: Prepared in Inupiat by Mamie Karmun