Eskimo Legends and Other Stories of Alaska

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Eight Ahtna, Tlingit, and Eskimo legends presented by a Native Alaskan educational organization. Recommended Books on Inuit Mythology Tales of Ticasuk: Eskimo Legends and Stories: Collection of traditional stories told by an Inuit author.

The Polar Bear Son: Charming picture book based on an Inuit legend about a woman who adopts a bear cub. This book is a rather quick read, but a very good one.

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These contain stories, legends, myths and fables of the Eskimos. This is a good read, and a very enjoyable read. Anyone with an interest in Eskimo myth, or anyone with an interest in fables and myths will enjoy this read/5(3).

While the Raven appears throughout the world in mythology, our focus here will be centered on the Tlingit, Tsimshian, Haida, the Yupiit and Inupiat also known as the Eskimo, and the Athapascan Peoples of Alaska. What follows are 30 stories that seem to contradict each other adding to the confusion as to what or who this Raven really is/5(33).

Get this from a library. Tales of Ticasuk: Eskimo legends and stories. [Ticasuk; Eugene C Totten; Mary Lou Totten] -- A collection of twenty-four Eskimo legends and stories, featuring Eskimo Legends and Other Stories of Alaska book animals, people who are clever and magical, and those who are evil and greedy.

This book is about the migrations of the Tlingit people interspersed with legends, stories from the Native perspective, how various tribes developed, branched, and acquired new names and identities.

The period covered was hundreds of : Freya Anderson. “Stories of the Alaska Bushmen, or tornits, have been told since the first humans crossed the Bering Land Bridge,” Toombs wrote. “In the beginning, the story goes, the Inuit and the tornits lived peacefully in villages near each other and shared common hunting grounds.” The Inuit people often built and used kayaks for hunting.

Origin of Light, an Inuit Legend. In the early times, there was only darkness; there was no light at all. At the edge of the sea a woman lived with her father. One time she went out to get some water.

As she was scraping the snow, she saw a feather floating toward her. Alaska is a big, wild and mysterious place. So it's no surprise that its mythology and folklore is stacked with cryptic creatures -- some friendlier than others. Stories of adventure, romance, and history combine with breathtaking photos to give us a very personal view of one of the last and greatest wild, unspoiled rivers in North America.

If You Lived Here, I’d Know Your Name. Tiny Haines, Alaska, is ninety miles north of Juneau, accessible mainly by water or air–and only when the weather is good. Nanuk the bear—While there are plenty of legends about the northern lights, the Inuit people also have myths about the stars in the sky and how they are living things, sent to roam the heavens forever.

One legend details how Nanuk the bear was attacked by a pack of Eskimo. The Eskimos and Indians of North America have many stories to explain these northern lights.

One story is reported by the explorer Ernest W. Hawkes in his book, The Labrador Eskimo: The ends of the land and sea are bounded by an immense abyss. books based on votes: Alaska and Back: With Dave and Dorothy by Dorothy May Mercer, Two Old Women: An Alaskan Legend of Betrayal, Courage and Sur.

Eskimo family Eskimo (Inuit) family from Alaska wearing fur parkas, early 19th century. Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. (LC-DIG-ppmsc) In the summer most Eskimo families hunted caribou and other land animals with bows and arrows. Dogsleds were. Tales and Traditions of the Eskimo.

In his book Tales and Traditions of the Eskimo, Rink recounts several folk legends that feature the Amarok. In one tale, a persecuted and physically stunted boy seeks to increase his strength. When he calls out to the lord of strength, an Amarok appears and wrestles him to the ground with its tail.

Alaska Native storytelling has been passed down through generations by means of oral stories tell life lessons or serve as lessons in heritage. Many different aspects of Arctic life are incorporated into each story, mainly the various animals found in to the decline in the number of speakers of native languages in Alaska and a change in lifestyle amongst many of the.

Get this from a library. Beyond the Clapping mountains ; Eskimo stories from Alaska. [Charles E Gillham; Chanimun.] -- Collection of stories and fables of the Eskimo peoples of Alaska.

Now a classic in northern literature, The Eskimo Storyteller brings to life the words of Eskimo elders for a new generation of readers. This collection of folktales from northwest Alaska includes stories populated by amazing creatures, hard-bitten hunters, and strong-minded women.

Two master storytellers, Edna Hunnicutt and Paul Monroe, introduce readers to the guiding principles of daily life. LibriVox recording of Myths and Legends of Alaska by Katharine Berry Judson. Read in English by LibriVox volunteers.

Editor Katharine Berry Judson collates and presents a narrative history of Alaskan Myths. Originally gathered and recorded by government ethnologists, she paints an overall picture of Alaskan history as told by its many tribes.

Alaska Volcano Myths and Legends of the Alaskan Eskimo The Eskimo. Alaska has always been a very active area for volcanoes. Located right on the ring of fire there are many historically active volcanoes. There are also 40 active volcanoes that occur in the state, mostly in. That took a little getting used to.

I absolutely loved some of these stories and some were way too short. But I'm so glad I decided to buy and listen to this very inexpensive book. I started with books about Alaska and this was the 6th (another was by a Nunavut Inuit woman from Canada)/5(8).

She thought they might get caught on the edges of the clouds.

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So the man and his wife reached the earth safely and the web was drawn up into the sky. MYTHS AND LEGENDS OF ALASKA THE LOST LIGHT Eskimo (Port Clarence) ONCE upon a time, all the people were together in a singing house. While they were dancing the sun disappeared.

In this book, the tales of the Siberian Yukaghir and Chuckchi, Ainu (caucasian natives of Japan) and Native Americans of Alaska and Canada are covered.

There are lots of stories from the Inuit, Aleut and other such Nations in particular. Article about an Ahtna storyteller, including a legend about the downfall of a greedy hunter, Raven's Athabaskan Tales: Online collection of seven Ahtna and other Alaskan Athabaskan legends about the trickster hero Raven.

Native Alaskan Stories: Eight Ahtna, Tlingit, and Eskimo legends presented by a Native Alaskan educational organization. KNBA FM broadcasts Stories of Our People four times each week: at 8 and p.m.

Wednesdays, and at 1 and p.m. on Saturdays (Alaska time). Featured in each program is an animated mix of creation stories, historical narratives, true-life experiences and tales that reflect the Native wisdom and lifeways that have been passed on for.

Tulugak: Inuit Raven Stories Background. Performing Arts in the North. Canada's North is home to a young, vibrant and growing arts community. Tulugak: Inuit Raven Stories is but one example of this. Music and storytelling have long been part of traditional Inuit culture, and today these arts help that culture thrive in the 21 st century.

Efforts are underway to build a Nunavut Performing Arts. Native American Authors: Browsing by Book Title Tales of Ticasuk: Eskimo legends and stories by A A Tales of Ticasuk: Eskimo legends and stories Fairbanks: University of Alaska Press, Genre: Folklore ISBN: Return to Native American Authors Home.

an old man, who was always anxious to outdo other people: the revenging animals: the igdlok: iviangersook travelled all around the coast of greenland: a married couple remained childless on account of their both being angakok: an old man lost his only son: angakorsiak was very proud of his angakok wisdom: a.

Myths, legends, historical accounts, and storytelling have been part of the Inuit culture for centuries. In the winter, people gather in a qagip (a giant snow house) and in the summer outdoors to celebrate and have games and storytelling.

Stories are often accompanied by a song that describes an event or helps to explain the purpose of a story. What follows are 30 stories that seem to contradict each other adding to the confusion as to what or who this Raven really is.

The cornerstone of this book is the Tlingit Creation Story which shows why the Raven is regarded as a grandfather to the people and is thought of with respect in asking for good health, good hunting, and for good fortune.

From the Eskimo to the Tlingit, from the Tsetsaut to the Haida, the origin of the still-wild state begins with the great Bird (often called "Raven") and branches out, through its legends, in. Untitled ink sketch, published in Mark Kalluak, How Kabloonat Came and Other Inuit Legends (Yellowknife: Department of Education, Govt.

of the Northwest Territories, ), Lucassie Echalook (), Inukjuak, Québec. The Legend of Lumaaq. Serpentine sculpture, x x 5 in. Sold by the Ontario Crafts Council via The Guild.Tales of Ticasuk: Eskimo legends & stories Fairbanks: University of Alaska Press, Genre: Folklore ISBN: Her many projects were carried out in spite of difficult battles with tuberculosis, cancer, cataracts and other health problems.

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Tales and Traditions of the Eskimo a digitalized version of Henry Rinks collection of Myths and Legends. Eskimo Folk-Tales a digitized version of Eskimo Tales collected by Kund Rasmussen ().

First People an online collection of American Indians, First Nations and Inuit .