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Storytellers' Club The Picture-Writing Women of the Arctic

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ISBN-10: 0882406078

ISBN-13: 9780882406077

Edition: 2005

Authors: Loretta Outwater Cox, Bob Crofut

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"In the early 1920s of northwest Alaska, a handful of older Inupiat women have chosen to pass the darkest days of winter in good company. Having exchanged sealskins for indelible lead pencils at the trading post, the ladies of the Storytellers' Club gather in a sod home to talk, draw on scraps of brown paper, and sip tea." "Each is a rare vessel holding a trove of stories - some given by her ancestors; others from within her lifetime. In a time and place where as yet no alphabet exists for their language, the women practice "picture-writing" as they talk, and the stories are recorded in their most elemental form. Writing true stories from her own family history, author Loretta Outwater Cox…    
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Book details

List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: West Margin Press
Publication date: 9/1/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 224
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

LORETTA OUTWATER COX is an Inupiaq woman, born in Nome, Alaska, and raised in various villages around the Seward Peninsula. She holds a bachelor's degree in education and a master's degree in education administration. Loretta taught school in western Alaska for twenty-three years. She and her husband, Skip, have three children and three grandchildren.

Utli and Walter
Village recipes
Relocating to Noorvik
Getting ice
Qutla's visit
Getting wood
The meaning of Qupuk
At Uto's house
Walter's future
At Ayi's house
Happy in Ipnatchiaq