ERIC Number: ED395470
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Cev'armiut Qanemciit Qulirait-Llu = Eskimo Narratives and Tales from Chevak, Alaska.
Woodbury, Anthony C., Ed.
The eight narratives and tales collected here were told by elders of Chevak, an Alaskan village, and tape-recorded there in 1977 and 1978. An introductory section describes the village, dialect usage, and some background on the stories and story genres. The stories are divided into two parts according to an important native distinction between narratives, which are based on a known person's experience, and traditional tales, those said to have originated with ancient ancestors. The cultural context of storytelling, narrative performance, and the rendering of narrative performance on the printed page are also discussed. Each narrative and tale is accompanied by an English translation, and notes on these translations are included in the introduction. Contains 10 references. (MSE)
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, English, Eskimo Aleut Languages, Folk Culture, Short Stories, Songs, Translation, Uncommonly Taught Languages, Yupik
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.
Note: "Told by Tom Imgalrea, Jacob Nash, Thomas Moses, Leo Moses, Mary Kokrak. Translated by Leo Moses and Anthony C. Woodbury." Photographs may not reproduce clearly.