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Storytelling is a precious, vibrant tradition among the Native peoples of the Far North. Collected here for the first time are stories from the communities of interior Alaska and the Yukon Territory. These are the tales the people tell about themselves, their communities, and the world they inhabit.
 
Our Voices showcases twenty storytellers and writers who represent a full range of Athabaskan and related languages of Alaska and the Yukon. Both men and women recount popular tales of ancient times that describe the origins of social institutions and cultural values, as well as meaningful, sometimes intimate stories about their own lives and families or the history of their people. As representatives of an art transmitted through countless generations and now practiced with renewed interest and vigor by people reclaiming their cultural heritage, these narratives create a broad, brightly colored, richly detailed picture of the world of the Far North, present and past.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-viii
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  1. Preface and Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-xiv
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  1. Map
  2. pp. xv-xvi
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-37
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  1. 1. Deg Hit’an
  2. pp. 39-67
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  1. Deg Hit’an Gixudhoy: The People’s Stories
  2. p. 42
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  1. Taxghozr: Polar Bear
  2. pp. 43-51
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  1. Nił’oqay Ni’idaxin: The Man and Wife
  2. pp. 52-67
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  1. 2. Koyukon
  2. pp. 69-107
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  1. Doz K’ikaal Yee Nogheełt’uyhdlee: The One Who Used to Put His Nephew into a Fishtail
  2. pp. 72-83
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  1. Dotson’ Sa Ninin’’atłtseen: Great Raven Who Shaped theWorld
  2. pp. 84-89
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  1. K’etl’enbaalots’ek
  2. pp. 90-95
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  1. Dekeltlaal De’ot Etldleeyee: The Woodpecker Who Starved His Wife
  2. pp. 96-104
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  1. Ełts’eeyh Denaa: WindMan
  2. pp. 105-107
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  1. 3. Gwich’in
  2. pp. 109-127
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  1. Shaaghan: The Old Woman
  2. pp. 113-114
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  1. K’aiiheenjik
  2. pp. 115-116
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  1. We Go to Fort Yukon
  2. pp. 117-124
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  1. Jalgiitsik, Tł’yahdik Haa: Chalkyitsik and Tł’yahdik
  2. pp. 125-127
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  1. 4. Northern Tutchone
  2. pp. 129-146
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  1. Gyo` Cho Chu: Living at Big Salmon, 1930s and 1940s
  2. pp. 133-139
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  1. K’ènlū Mǟn: Northern Lake, 1944
  2. pp. 140-143
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  1. K’ènlū Mǟn: Northern Lake, 1956
  2. pp. 144-146
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  1. 5. Kaska
  2. pp. 147-168
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  1. Gédḗni Gēs Gagáh Nédē: The Girl Who Lived with Salmon
  2. pp. 152-159
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  1. Dzǫhdié' Gūh Chō Dzéhhīn: Dzǫhdié' Kills the Giant Worm
  2. pp. 160-168
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  1. 6. Tagish
  2. p. 169
  1. Getting Married
  2. pp. 173-179
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  1. The Stolen Woman
  2. pp. 180-186
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  1. 7. Southern Tutchone
  2. pp. 187-227
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  1. Our Shagóon, Our Family History
  2. pp. 193-197
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  1. How First This Yukon Came to Be
  2. pp. 198-211
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  1. Naakw: Devilfish, or Octopus, Helper
  2. pp. 212-219
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  1. [To Build a Fire]
  2. pp. 220-222
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  1. The First Time They Knew K’och’èn, White Man
  2. pp. 223-227
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  1. 8. Upper Tanana
  2. pp. 229-244
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  1. Stsǫǫ Shyaan Ǫǫnign’: Ch’aldzeek Shyii Dineh Gaay Na’ithädn: My Old Grandmother: The Little Man Standing in the Moon
  2. pp. 232-236
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  1. Dlign Mba’ Hehk’aayh Ts’ä’: When the Tree Squirrels Cut Fish
  2. pp. 237-238
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  1. Ch’ǫǫt’üüdn Ch’aachin’ Shyiit Eedah: When Horsefly Was Living in a Stump
  2. pp. 239-240
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  1. Taatsaan’ Dzänh eh Ǫǫnign’: Raven and Muskrat Story
  2. pp. 241-244
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  1. 9. Tanacross
  2. pp. 245-260
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  1. The Child Who Was Stolen by a Brush Indian
  2. pp. 249-252
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  1. How Dentalium Necklaces Came to the Country
  2. pp. 253-260
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  1. 10. Lower Tanana
  2. pp. 261-276
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  1. I Learned the Indian Way
  2. pp. 263-264
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  1. Strong People
  2. pp. 265-267
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  1. I Belong to My Mother’s Side
  2. pp. 268-269
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  1. Try to Make Things
  2. pp. 270-271
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  1. Never Get Scared
  2. pp. 272-273
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  1. Love Woods Life
  2. pp. 274-275
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  1. I Don’t Go Around
  2. p. 276
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  1. 11. Upper Kuskokwim
  2. pp. 277-295
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  1. Dotron’ Minagha’ Sritonedak Di: Raven Lost His Eyes
  2. pp. 282-284
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  1. Dotron’ Suje Gona’ No’iłtsenh: Raven Fixes Marten’s Arm
  2. pp. 285-287
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  1. Jezra: Camp Robbers
  2. pp. 288-289
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  1. Ch’itsets’ina’: The Skull
  2. pp. 290-295
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  1. 12. Dena’ina
  2. p. 297
  1. Unhshcheyakda Sukt’a: My Great-Great-Grandfather’s Story
  2. pp. 301-302
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  1. Qadanalchen K’elik’a: Qadanalchen’s Song
  2. p. 303
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  1. Tałin Ch’iłtant Qatsinitsexen: The One Who Dreamed at Polly Creek
  2. pp. 304-324
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  1. K’ełen Ił Ch’qghe’uyi Ch’u K’ech’eltani: Beliefs in Things a Person Can See and in Things a Person Cannot See
  2. pp. 305-307
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  1. Qezdaghnen Ggagga: The Kustatan Bear
  2. pp. 308-312
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  1. Qezdaghnen Ggagga Beghun: The Other Half of the Kustatan Bear Story
  2. pp. 313-315
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  1. Ch’enlahi Sukdu: The Gambling Story
  2. pp. 316-317
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  1. Ggugguyni Sukt’a: Raven Story
  2. pp. 318-320
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  1. Ggugguyni Ch’u Nut’aq’i: Raven and the Geese
  2. pp. 321-322
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  1. Kił Ch’u Dujemi: The Man and the Loon
  2. pp. 323-324
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  1. 13. Ahtna
  2. pp. 325-348
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  1. Lazeni ’Iinn Nataełde Ghadghaande: When Russians Were Killed at ‘‘Roasted Salmon Place’’ (Batzulnetas)
  2. pp. 330-335
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  1. Cet’aenn Nal’aen’d: When the Tailed Ones Were Seen
  2. pp. 336-338
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  1. Dae’ Ts’atk’aats: How We Were Trained
  2. pp. 339-342
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  1. Demba: Two Checker Players
  2. pp. 343-345
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  1. Xay Tnaey: Spruce Root Man
  2. pp. 346-348
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  1. 14. Eyak
  2. pp. 349-384
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  1. Lake-Dwarves
  2. pp. 353-359
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  1. Giant Rat
  2. pp. 360-368
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  1. Maagudətl’əlahdəxunhyuu
  2. pp. 369-370
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  1. Łuundiyahsluw: The BigMouse [1933]
  2. pp. 371-372
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  1. [The Girl and the Dog] [1933]
  2. pp. 373-374
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  1. Two Sisters
  2. pp. 375-384
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  1. Source Acknowledgments
  2. pp. 385-387
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 389-394
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780803202368
MARC Record
OCLC
607194129
Pages
394
Launched on MUSE
2012-07-10
Language
English
Open Access
No
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