ERIC Number: ED395477
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: N/A
Tatl'ahwt'aenn Nenn' = The Headwaters People's Country. Narratives of the Upper Ahtna Athabaskans.
Kari, James, Ed.
The collection of 21 narratives of the Tatl'ahwt'aenn (Upper Ahtna, or Headwaters People) of Alaska focuses on stories about historical events and traditional territory. The stories are told by six elders in Upper Ahtna, one of four dialects of Ahtna, an Athabaskan language. An introductory section offers background information on the population, its history, and the stories. The stories are divided into two sections: stories of Upper Ahtna history and culture, and stories of Upper Ahtna territory and land use. Each section contains an introduction and cultural and linguistic notes as well as the texts. Each text is prefaced by notes on the storyteller and/or the context of the tale, and includes a line-by-line English translation. Maps and photographs illustrate the texts. Contains 46 references. (MSE)
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, American Indian Languages, Athapascan Languages, Folk Culture, Land Settlement, Land Use, Language Patterns, Maps, Oral History, Oral Tradition, Photographs, 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.
Identifiers: Ahtna; Alaska
Note: "Translated by Katie John and James Kari."