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ERIC Number: ED173046
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Sep
Reference Count: 0
More How Stories From Alaska.
Taken from Alaskan oral tradition, the five "how" stories are written in simple English prose. "The Four Qayaqs" explains why the porcupine has no fat on his stomach and the beaver has none on his back. "Ptarmigan and the Sandhill Crane" tells how the two very different birds come to look alike. In "Why the Dall Sheep Lives in the Mountains", Qayaq's wiggling toes scare a man into the mountains where he becomes a sheep. "Why the Caribou Has Long Legs" relates how the Qayaq uses a stick to beat the short hind legs of his caribou wife to make her legs grow. "How Three Boys Became Animals" is the story of three brothers left alone who turn into a wolf, a fox, and a raven so they can go outside. The large print book has illustrations on each page. (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