In this Book

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In this volume Nelson Island elders describe hundreds of traditionally important places in the landscape, from camp and village sites to tiny sloughs and deep ocean channels, contextualizing them through stories of how people interacted with them in the past and continue to know them today. The stories both provide a rich, descriptive historical record and detail the ways in which land use has changed over time.

Nelson Islanders maintained a strongly Yup'ik worldview and subsistence lifestyle through the 1940s, living in small settlements and moving with the seasonal cycle of plant and animal abundances. The last sixty years have brought dramatic changes, including the concentration of people into five permanent, year-round villages. The elders have mapped significant places to help perpetuate an active relationship between the land and their people, who, despite the immobility of their villages, continue to rely on the fluctuating bounty of the Bering Sea coastal environment.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-x
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  1. Quyavikelput/ Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xiv
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  1. Qaluyaarmiut/ The People of Nelson Island
  2. pp. xv-xxi
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  1. Umyuallgutekluteng Calillruut/ Working Together with One Mind
  2. pp. xxii-xxvi
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  1. Qanemcitgun Atrit Pugtellruit/ They Revealed Their Names in Stories
  2. pp. xxvii-xxxiv
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  1. Cat Tamarmeng Yuilqumi Atengqertut/ All Places in the Wilderness Have Names
  2. pp. xxxv-xxxviii
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  1. Nunami Atret Tamarmeng Kangingqertut/ Every Name on Land Has Meaning
  2. pp. xxxix-xlvi
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  1. Yugtun Igautellrit Kass’atun-llu Mumigtellrit/ Yup’ik Transcription and Translation
  2. pp. xlvii-lii
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  1. Qanemcillret/ Those Who Told Stories
  2. pp. liii-liv
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  1. Qaluyaat/ Nelson Island
  2. pp. 1-33
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  1. Negtemiut Nunakauyarmiut-llu/ Nightmute and Toksook Bay
  2. pp. 34-153
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  1. Imarpik/ The Ocean
  2. pp. 154-177
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  1. Qalvinraaq Avayai-llu/ Qalvinraaq Riverand Its Tributaries
  2. pp. 178-263
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  1. Cevv’arnermiut/ Chefornak
  2. pp. 264-331
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  1. Niugtarmiut Tununermiut-llu/ Newtok and Tununak
  2. pp. 332-432
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 433-436
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  1. References
  2. pp. 437-441
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  1. Image Plates
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780295804750
Related ISBN
9780295804750
MARC Record
OCLC
829713924
Pages
496
Launched on MUSE
2016-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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