When our words return : writing, hearing, and remembering oral traditions of Alaska and the Yukon /

"The title to this interdisciplinary collection draws on the Yupik Eskimo belief that seals, fish, and other game are precious gifts that, when treated with respect and care, will return to be hunted again. Just so, if oral traditions are told faithfully and respectfully, they will return to be...

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Bibliographic Details
Corporate Author: JSTOR (Organization)
Other Authors: Morrow, Phyllis, Schneider, William S., 1946-
Format: eBook
Published: Logan, Utah : Utah State University Press, [1995]
Online Access:Connect to the full text of this electronic book
Table of Contents:
  • With a vision beyond our immediate needs: oral traditions in an age of literacy / Elsie Mather
  • On shaky ground: folklore, collaboration, and problematic outcomes / Phyllis Morrow
  • "Pete's Song": establishing meaning through story and song / Julie Cruikshank
  • Seeing wisely, crying wolf: a cautionary tale on the Euro-Yup'ik border / Robin Barker
  • "They talked of the land with respect": interethnic communication in the documentation of historical places and cemetery sites / Robert M. Drozda
  • A bright light ahead of us: Belle Deacon's stories in English and Deg Hit'an / James Ruppert
  • The days of yore: Alutiiq mythical time / Patricia H. Partnow
  • Lessons from Alaska natives about oral tradition and recordings / William Schneider
  • The weight of tradition and the writer's work / Mary Odden.