University of Alaska PRESS

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7 x 9, 272 pages, b & w photos, map

Format: paper

Price: $19.95


King Island Tales

Eskimo History and Legends from Bering Strait

by Kaplan, Lawrence D. (ed.)

A unique contribution to anthropology, folklore, and the study of Native peoples of Alaska, King Island Tales provides an excellent introduction to the the lives of King Islanders. Features introductory texts by King Island elders and linguist Lawrence D. Kaplan, as well as stories in the Inupiaq dialect of King Island with facing-page English translations. Story topics include: day-to-day life, the community house, hunting, haunting, childbirth, and shamans. Appendices provide additional insight into Inupiaq names and how King Island appeared in the mid-1970s.

Alternate title: Ugiuvangmiut Quliapyuit / King Island Tales: Eskimo History and Legends from Bering Strait.

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