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ERIC Number: ED395481
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 206
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-912006-30-7
Shandaa: In My Lifetime.
Herbert, Belle; McGary, Jane, Ed.
A collection of 26 stories, told by Belle Herbert, an Alaskan elder, in the Gwich'in Athabaskan language, is presented with side-by-side translation in English. Introductory sections give background information about the author's life and the stories told here. Stories include: a moose hunt; life in the old days (skin tents and clothing); hunting; traveling as a child; traveling in the Porcupine country; sickness; old-time clothing; life in the old days; traveling, marriages, and a tragedy; traveling up the Porcupine River; traveling around Graphite, and curing by a medicine man; burial customs; skin-tanning, rabbit-snaring, and old-time cooking; old-time household furnishings and the coming of cloth, and muskrat hunting and the coming of guns; hunting in the old days; marriage then and now; Belle's marriage; the arrival of white people; care of the sick; family history and life in the old days; rabbit-skin blankets; some notable people and the coming of Christianity; religion, fishtraps, the coming of airplanes, and how a young man got a wife; another marriage story, and old-time dishes and cooking; and life in the old days, brush men, and the coming of religion. A map, photographs, and drawings illustrate the text. (MSE)
Alaska Native Language Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks, P.O. Box 900111, Fairbanks, AK 99775-0120.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Books; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: EnglishKutchin
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alaska Univ., Fairbanks. Alaska Native Language Center.
Identifiers - Location: Alaska