ERIC Number: ED395480
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Gagiwdul.at: Brought Forth To Reconfirm. The Legacy of a Taku River Tlingit Clan.
Nyman, Elizabeth; Leer, Jeff
The six legends told here, in Tlingit on the left page and in English on the right page, are told by Elizabeth Nyman, a Tlingit elder of the Taku River clan. The narratives represent a portion of the clan's oral history. Introductory sections provide some historical background concerning the clan, the story teller, and the traditions with which the stories are associated. The texts include: "The Battle of the Giants"; "The History of the Taku Yanyedi"; "The Story of Glacier-Bidding Bay"; "Elizabeth Nyman Tells Her Life Story"; "The First Wedded Year"; and "Tl'anaxidakhw." Photographs and maps provide illustration. Indexes to personal names and place names are also included. (MSE)
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, American Indian Culture, American Indian History, American Indian Languages, American Indians, Folk Culture, Legends, Oral History, Regional Dialects, Story Telling, 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: Alaska; Canada; Tlingit; Tlingit (Tribe)