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ERIC Number: ED173045
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Sep
Reference Count: 0
How Stories From Alaska.
Four simple "how" stories from Alaskan legend are presented in large type and amply illustrated. In "How the Caribou Lost His Teeth", Siqpik's only son is eaten by the sharp-toothed caribou, so Siqpik feeds the animal sour berries to make his teeth fall out. "How the Loon Got His Spots" relates how the raven paints the loon's back with soot then throws ashes on the loon's head in anger. "The Pike and the Mudsucker" tells why the pike has a boney body and the mudsucker has a boney tail. In "How the Beaver Got His Tail" the beaver and the muskrat exchange their original tails. (SB)
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, Books, Childrens Literature, Cultural Background, Cultural Enrichment, Eskimos, Folk Culture, Instructional Materials, Legends, Prose
National Bilingual Materials Development Center, Rural Education Affairs, University of Alaska, 2223 Spenard Road, Anchorage, Alaska 99503 ($l.50, limited supply)
Publication Type: Books; Creative Works; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Bilingual Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Office for Civil Rights (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Alaska State Dept. of Education, Juneau.; Alaska Univ., Anchorage. National Bilingual Materials Development Center.
Identifiers: Alaska; Eskimo Literature; Oral Tradition