ERIC Number: ED398728
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Ttheek'adn Ut'iin Yaaniida Qqnign' = Old Time Stories of the Scottie Creek People.
Tyone, Mary; Kari, James, Ed.
This collection of 18 stories of the Scottie Creek People of Alaska is presented in both Upper Tanana, an Athabaskan language, and English in line-by-line translation. The stories, which include personal narratives, cultural explanations, and traditional tales, were recorded in 1988-94. The tales are told by Mary Tyone, a traditional storyteller whose Upper Tanana Athabaskan name is Ts'a Yahnik which means "bringing it (blanket) to someone." An introductory section includes notes about Mary Tyone, information on the Upper Tanana dialects' phonology and writing system, and a brief list of references on Upper Tanana. The legends include: "How I Learned the Language"; "I Tell About My Mother and Father, and When I Was Small"; "How They Observe Puberty Restrictions"; "When Butterfly Went Up to Another World with Two Girls"; "The Story of Bear and Lynx"; "Raven and Muskrat Story"; "When 'Big Sky' Picked Up a Man"; "When Horsefly was Living in a Stump"; "The Mosquito People Story"; "When Tree Squirrel and Ground Squirrel Made a Trade"; "When the Tree Squirrels Cut Fish"; "The Spruce Cone War"; "When 'Wide Step' Packed Back the Hills"; "Goshawk's Story"; "The Thunderbird Nest"; "The Northern Lights"; and "My Old Grandmother: The Little Man Standing in the Moon." (MSE)
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, Alphabets, American Indian Languages, Athapascan Languages, Daily Living Skills, Folk Culture, Indigenous Populations, Oral Tradition, Personal Narratives, Phonology, Regional Dialects, Sociocultural Patterns, Story Telling, Uncommonly Taught Languages
Alaska Native Language Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks, P.O. Box 757680, Fairbanks, AK 99775-7680.
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
Education Level: N/A
Language: EnglishUpper Tanana
Authoring Institution: Alaska Univ., Fairbanks. Alaska Native Language Center.