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peter kalifornsky Tałin Ch’iłtant Qatsinitsexen The One Who Dreamed at Polly Creek At Polly Creek there was a man who slept for three days. He woke up and he said, ‘‘Things will be different.’’1 ‘‘They go around on the land. In the water they have huge ships and they travel around in the sky. ’’They talk different from us. Their buildings are large, and inside there is everything. Inside it is bright. Everything is there. ‘‘There is an immense thing with smoke and fire. And the people were in two groups. Their movements look dangerous. ’’There is one building where it is noisy. And those people are acting crazy. They are sitting on some kind of animal. And it is running around carrying them. ‘‘And salmon are loaded in this boat that makes an exploding sound.’’ He went to sleep and did not wake up. note . This is a prophecy of the coming of the white man. Such stories occurred throughout aboriginal Alaska. ...

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