ERIC Number: ED427542
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Kipnirmiut Tiganrita Igmirtitlrit = Qipnermiut Tegganrita Egmirtellrit = The Legacy of the Kipnuk Elders.
Fredson, Alice, Ed.; Mann, Mary Jane, Ed.; Dock, Elena, Ed.; Wyman, Leisy Thornton, Ed.
This volume contains 31 narratives traditionally told by Kipnuk (Alaska) elders, printed in both the Moravian and modern writing systems, without English translation. The elders relate rules of ethical behavior, prohibitions and commandments, and warnings against committing transgressions. The stories reveal the results that ensued from adherence to or violation of these rules. The book is intended as a resource for anyone interested in either the cultural aspects of the stories, or for comparison of the writing system developed by missionaries a century ago with the modern system currently used in most classrooms. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, Antisocial Behavior, Ethics, Folk Culture, Indigenous Populations, Moral Values, Oral Tradition, Social Behavior, Sociocultural Patterns, Uncommonly Taught Languages, Written Language, Yupik
Alaska Native Language Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks, P.O. Box 757680, Fairbanks, AK 99775-7680 ($19).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kipnuk Traditional Council, AK.; Alaska Univ., Fairbanks. Alaska Native Language Center.
Identifiers - Location: Alaska