ERIC Number: ED173041
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Sivuqam Ungipaghaatangi (St. Lawrence Island Legends).
Transmitted orally for generations until the Eskimo language became a written one, the eleven St. Lawrence Island legends compiled in this volume for high school students tell of feats that were accomplished through supernatural power. Meant for both entertainment and instruction, the tales convey wise council indirectly through the conversations and acts of animals. Each legend is presented in the St. Lawrence Island Yup'ik language and in English and is accompanied by black and white illustrations by J. Leslie Boffa. Titles are: "Aghnaghaq Aggqutkeqkaq" ("A Girl for a Sacrifice"); "Qaala"; "Piqalaq"; "Anglegutkullghiit Quyillgaaghet Angufqaghtekangi" ("Brothers in the Storm"); "Kingugmeng Aghnaq Anglistikaq" ("A Woman Who Raised a Worm"); "Kaangut Igleghallghat" ("The Flight of the Geese"); "Tutakemsegaq" ("Wood Carver"); "Aghnaghaghaq Tagitugmi Iflakaq" ("The Girl Who Was Lost in the Fog"); "Ayvanga Kaangqwaghtaqayugek" ("Clashing Rocks"); "Aaygu Ayemaqngan" ("Broken Arrow"); and "Tanqiq Tuqaagaqngan" ("When the Pale Moon Went Fainting"). (NEC)
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, Bilingual Education, Books, Eskimo Aleut Languages, Eskimos, Folk Culture, Foreign Language Books, Instructional Materials, Language Enrichment, Language Instruction, Legends, Second Language Learning, Secondary Education
National Bilingual Materials Development Center, Rural Education Affairs University of Alaska, 2223 Spenard Road, Anchorage, Alaska 99503 ($5.00)
Publication Type: Creative Works; Guides - Classroom - Learner; Books
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 (Saint Lawrence Island); Anthropomorphism; Eskimo Literature; Oral Tradition