ERIC Number: ED395475
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Ugiuvangmiut Quliapyuit = King Island Tales. Eskimo History and Legends from Bering Strait.
Kaplan, Lawrence D., Ed.
The collection of native tales from King Island, Alaska, contains tales told originally in Inupiaq Eskimo by seven native elders. Introductory sections provide background information on the storytellers, King Island Village and its people, traditional life there, and the language of the King Islanders. The 25 tales are divided into groups: "The ways of the King Islanders" (women's tasks, grandmothers, rules for living); "The community house" (drumming, dances, origins of the wolf dance, entertainment); "Hunters" (great polar bear hunters, boys' role in the hunt, grandfathers, two King Islanders adrift, men who drifted away on the ice, cormorant hunters, two spirits out hunting); "Hauntings"; "Childbirth" (prolonged childbirth, unborn babies); and "Shamans." Texts are presented in Inupiaq on the left page and in English translation on the right page. Appended materials include notes on Eskimo names, photographs of King Island in 1974, and a map of King Island. A brief list of suggested readings is also included. (MSE)
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, Beliefs, Birth, Daily Living Skills, Dance, Family (Sociological Unit), Folk Culture, Indigenous Populations, Inupiaq, Language Patterns, Leisure Time, Maps, Music, Photographs, Regional Dialects, Sex Role, Social Values, Sociocultural Patterns, Story Telling, Tales
Alaska Native Language Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks, P.O. Box 900111, Fairbanks, AK 99775-0120.
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Books; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alaska Univ., Fairbanks. Alaska Native Language Center.
Identifiers: Alaska; Hunting; Names
Note: The title page contains the names of nineteen people: seven tellers; three collectors; one photographer; two translators; one editor; one assistant editor; one foreword author; three introduction authors.