9780295964959-0295964952-Haa Shuká, Our Ancestors: Tlingit Oral Narratives (Classics of Tlingit Oral Literature)

Haa Shuká, Our Ancestors: Tlingit Oral Narratives (Classics of Tlingit Oral Literature)

ISBN-13: 9780295964959
ISBN-10: 0295964952
Edition: 1st THUS
Author: Nora Marks Dauenhauer, Richard Dauenhauer
Publication date: 2011
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Format: Paperback 532 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780295964959
ISBN-10: 0295964952
Edition: 1st THUS
Author: Nora Marks Dauenhauer, Richard Dauenhauer
Publication date: 2011
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Format: Paperback 532 pages

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Acknowledged authors Nora Marks Dauenhauer, Richard Dauenhauer wrote Haa Shuká, Our Ancestors: Tlingit Oral Narratives (Classics of Tlingit Oral Literature) comprising 532 pages back in 2011. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0295964952 and 9780295964959. Since then Haa Shuká, Our Ancestors: Tlingit Oral Narratives (Classics of Tlingit Oral Literature) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.58 or rent at the marketplace.

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These gripping and powerful prose narratives relate monumental events in the lives of the forebears of Tlingit clans, from the prehistoric migration to the coast of Southeast Alaska to the first contact with Europeans. The stories were recorded from the 1960s to the present by twelve tradition bearers who where passing down for future generations the accounts of haa shuka, which means "our ancestors." Their narratives tell of the origin of social and spiritual concepts and explain the complex relationships among members of a given clan to their relatives in other clans, to spirits of the land where the vents took place, to the spirits of departed ancestors, and to the spirits of various animals, including killer whale and bear.

The focus here is on the stories and story tellers themselves, who lived amazingly different lives, reflecting in a small way the complexity of Tlingit life in the twentieth century, a period characterized by unprecedented political, economic, and social change. The stories were told in Tlingit and then transcribed from the tape recorded versions. The editors have attempted to write these stories the way they were told, and to then translate them into English keeping the unique Tlingit oral style.

This book will be of interest to the general reader of Native American literature and comparative literature, as well as to folklorists, linguists, and anthropologists. Of special interest to linguist will be the new texts (transcribed in three different Tlingit dialects) containing many hitherto unattested grammatical forms.

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