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ERIC Number: ED395475
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Pages: 273
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-55500-19-3
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)
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
Audience: N/A
Language: EnglishInupiaq
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alaska Univ., Fairbanks. Alaska Native Language Center.
Identifiers - Location: Alaska