ERIC Number: ED395476
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Engithidong Xugixudhoy: Their Stories of Long Ago. Told in Deg Hit'an Athabaskan by Belle Deacon of Anvik.
Deacon, Belle; Kari, James, Ed.
Nine stories, told by a woman of the Lower Yukon Valley (Alaska), are presented here in Deg Hit'an Athabaskan on the left page and in English translation on the right page. The storyteller's English version of five of the stories is also included. Introductory sections contain a biography of Belle Deacon and notes on the gathering, transcription, and translation of the stories. Stories include: "The People's Stories"; "The Man and Wife" ("The Old Man Who Came Down from Above the Second Layer of This World"); "Polar Bear"; "Two Girls Who Lived There" ("Two Girls and Crow Man"); "Two Cousins Shooting Arrows"; "The Old Woman Who Lived Alone"; "Hawk Owl Story"; "Spruce Grouse and Mink"; and "The Old Woman Who Killed Herself Because of the Fox." Several photographs and drawings are included. (MSE)
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, Athapascan Languages, Beliefs, Biographies, Folk Culture, Oral History, Oral Tradition, Regional Dialects, Sociocultural Patterns, Tales, Uncommonly Taught Languages
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.
Note: "Recorded by Karen McPherson and James Kari. Transcribed and edited by James Kari. Translated by Belle Deacon and James Kari...Illustrated by Cindy Davis. Foreword by Donna MacAlpine. Preface by James Kari."