ERIC Number: ED395469
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Athabaskan Stories from Anvik. Rev. John W. Chapman's "Ten'a Texts and Tales."
Chapman, John W.; Kari, James, Ed.
Sixteen Deg Hit'an (Ingalik) Athabaskan stories recorded by Rev. John W. Chapman during 1887-1905 in Anvik, Alaska, are presented. The stories are retranscribed with the help of current Deg Hit'an speakers, and are accompanied by both interlinear and free translations in English. The materials are intended to serve as reading material for students and adults gaining literacy in the Deg Hit'an region. An introductory section chronicles the stories' recording and retranscription and notes departures from the originals. The stories are: "How Raven Made Light"; "How Raven's Eyes Became White"; "How Raven Enticed a Man from His Home"; "Wolverine's Brothers"; "Wolverine"; "Sun and Moon"; "The Avenger"; "The Blind Man's Story"; "A Young Man Searches for a Wife"; "The Young Man and the Dog-Sisters"; "The One Who Refused to Marry and the Two Bears"; "The Jealous Wife"; "The Granddaughter and the Beads"; "The Little Old Lady Who Lived Alone"; "The Adventures of a Mouse"; and "Hawk Owl." (MSE)
Descriptors: American Indian Languages, Athapascan Languages, English, Folk Culture, Oral History, Regional Dialects, Short Stories, Translation, Uncommonly Taught Languages
Alaska Native Language Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks, P.O. Box 900111, Fairbanks, AK 99775-0120.
Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alaska Univ., Fairbanks. Alaska Native Language Center.
Identifiers: Alaska; Ingalik
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