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ERIC Number: ED173047
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Sope, A Tsimshian Story.
Written in simple prose, the story tells how the Tsimshians near present-day Prince Rupert, Canada, first happened to meet the Whitemen. Sope and a group of Tsimshian men are hauling in their fishing canoe when they sight a sailing ship. All the men flee in fear except Sope who is tied to the canoe. The Whitemen row ashore in rowboats. When they offer Sope bars of soap as a gesture of friendship, he thinks they are saying his name. He laughs and calls back his frightened friends to meet the new arrivals. The story is presented in large print with illustrations on each page. (SB)
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indians, Books, Canada Natives, Childrens Literature, Cultural Background, Cultural Enrichment, Folk Culture, Instructional Materials, Legends, Oral History, Prose, Tribes
National Bilingual Materials Development Center, Rural Education Affairs, University of Alaska, 2223 Spenard Road, Anchorage, Alaska 99503 ($2.00 - limited supply)
Publication Type: Books; Creative Works; Historical Materials
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: Oral Tradition; Tsimshian (Tribe)