ERIC Number: ED395492
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Bakk'autugh Ts'uhuniy = Stories We Live By. Traditional Koyukon Athabaskan Stories Told by Catherine Attla, with Teacher's Guide.
Jones, Eliza, Ed.; And Others
This collection of eighteen traditional stories are told in Koyukon Athabaskan, an American Indian language variety spoken in Alaska, on the left page and in English translation on the right page. Introductory sections provide background information on the oral tradition from which the stories come, the translations, the storyteller and her storyteller grandfather, and Koyukon Athabaskan orthography. The stories are in five categories according to theme: power and compassion ("Wind Man,""The One Who Secured His Axe to the Sky,""The One Who Had Been Willed To Come for a Man's Daughters,""Eagle Man Who Carried People Far Away"); Raven ("The Baby Who, According to His Aunt, Resembled His Uncle,""Great Raven Who Killed a Water Monster,""Great Raven Killed a Whale,""Great Raven Who Abducted a Young Girl"); love and jealousy ("The Woodpecker Who Starved His Wife,""The Taahsol Woman,""The One Who Recognized Her Younger Brother's Little Finger"); death ("The One Who Tore the Bowpiece from Her Grandmother's Canoe,""K'itlinbaalots'ik"); and war ("Liver's Head,""Unkk'uya,""Deeneegidzee,""Northern Lights Man,""The One Who Drank Water with Dog Droppings in It"). A separate teaching guide providing background notes on the tales, comprehension and discussion questions and activities, has been appended. (MSE)
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, American Indian Culture, Athapascan Languages, English, Folk Culture, Oral Tradition, Short Stories, Spelling, Tales, Teaching Guides, Uncommonly Taught Languages
Alaska Native Language Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks, P.O. Box 900111, Fairbanks, AK 99775-0120.
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alaska Univ., Fairbanks. Alaska Native Language Center.
Identifiers: Alaska; Koyukon
Note: "Introduction by Chad Thompson with Eliza Jones...Translated by Eliza Jones and Chad Thompson. Illustrated by Cindy Davis."