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Our Voices Native Stories of Alaska and the Yukon

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ISBN-10: 0803289847

ISBN-13: 9780803289840

Edition: 2001

Authors: James K. Ruppert, John W. Bernet, James Ruppert

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Our Voices showcases 20 storytellers and writers who represent a full range of Athabaskan languages of Alaska and the Yukon. The narratives create a detailed picture of Athabaskan myth and reality, present and past.
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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Publication date: 9/1/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 394
Size: 5.98" wide x 9.02" long x 0.59" tall
Weight: 1.254
Language: English

James K. Ruppert is a professor in the Department of English at the University of Alaska.

John W. Bernet is a professor in the Department of English at Alaska Univeristy.

Preface and Acknowledgments
Deg Hit'an
Deg Hit'an Gixudhoy / The People's Stories
Taxghozr / Polar Bear
Nil'oqay Ni'idaxin / The Man and Wife
Doz K'ikaal Yee Nogheelt'uyhdlee / The One Who Used to Put His Nephew into a Fishtail
Dotson' Sa Ninin" atltseen / Great Raven Who Shaped the World
Dekeltlaal De'ot Etldleeyee / The Woodpecker Who Starved His Wife
Elts'eeyh Denaa / Wind Man
Shaaghan / The Old Woman
from "Gwichyaa Zheh Gwats'a' Tr'ahaajil" / We Go to Fort Yukon
Jalgiitsik, Tl'yahdik Haa / Chalkyitsik and Tl'yahdik
Northern Tutchone
Gyo Cho Chu / Living at Big Salmon, 1930s and 1940s
K'enlu Man / Northern Lake, 1944
K'enlu Man / Northern Lake, 1956
Gedeni Ges Gagah Nede / The Girl Who Lived with Salmon
Dzohdie' Guh Cho Dzehhin / Dzohdie' Kills the Giant Worm
Getting Married
The Stolen Woman
Southern Tutchone
Our Shagoon, Our Family History
How First This Yukon Came to Be: Crow and Beaverman
Naakw: Devilfish, or Octopus, Helper
[To Build a Fire]
The First Time They Knew K'och'en, White Man
Upper Tanana
Stsoo Shyaan Oonign': Ch'aldzeek Shyii Dineh Gaay Na'ithadn / My Old Grandmother: The Little Man Standing in the Moon
Dlign Mba' Hehk'aayh Ts'a' / When the Tree Squirrels Cut Fish
Ch'oot'uudn Ch'aachin' Shyiit Eedah / When Horsefly Was Living in a Stump
Taatsaan' Dzanh eh Oonign' / Raven and Muskrat Story
The Child Who Was Stolen by a Brush Indian
How Dentalium Necklaces Came to the Country
Lower Tanana
from "Stand for What Is Right"
I Learned the Indian Way
Strong People
from "Old Ways"
I Belong to My Mother's Side
Try to Make Things
from "Set Your Mind"
Never Get Scared
from "Out on Our Own"
Love Woods Life
I Don't Go Around
Upper Kuskokwim
Dotron' Minagha' Sritonedak Di / Raven Lost His Eyes
Dotron' Suje Gona' No'iltsenh / Raven Fixes Marten's Arm
Jezra / Camp Robbers
Ch'itsets'ina' / The Skull
Unhshcheyakda Sukt'a / My Great-Great-Grandfather's Story
Qadanalchen K'elik'a / Qadanalchen's Song
Talin Ch'iltant Qatsinitsexen / The One Who Dreamed at Polly Creek
K'elen Il Ch'qghe'uyi Ch'u K'ech'eltani / Beliefs in Things a Person Can See and in Things a Person Cannot See
Qezdaghnen Ggagga / The Kustatan Bear
Qezdaghnen Ggagga Beghun / The Other Half of the Kustatan Bear Story
Ch'enlahi Sukdu / The Gambling Story
Ggugguyni Sukt'a / Raven Story
Ggugguyni Ch'u Nut'aq'i / Raven and the Geese
Kil Ch'u Dujemi / The Man and the Loon
Lazeni 'Iinn Nataelde Ghadghaande / When Russians Were Killed at "Roasted Salmon Place" (Batzulnetas)
Cet'aenn Nal'aen'de / When the Tailed Ones Were Seen
Dae' Ts'atk'aats / How We Were Trained
Demba / Two Checker Players
Xay Tnaey / Spruce Root Man
Giant Rat
Maagudetl'elahdexunhyuu / Around-the-Lake People [1933]
Luundiyahsluw / The Big Mouse [1933]
[The Girl and the Dog] [1933]
Two Sisters
Source Acknowledgments
Spectrum of Narrative Content
Native Peoples and Languages of Alaska
Yukon Native Peoples and Languages