Ahtna Travel Narratives

A Demonstration of Shared Geographic Knowledge among Alaska Athabascans

by Jim McKinley, Frank Stickwan, Jake Tansy, Katie John, Adam Sanford, and James Kari ( transcribed and edited)

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"A unique and fascinating study of [the Athabascans] and their culture, language, and lore."
—Midwest Book Review

 

Among the world’s foremost pedestrian foragers, the Ahtna tribe possesses a profound system of geographic knowledge that has facilitated travel and spatial cognition in Ahtna and other Athabascan languages. Shedding light on a number of precise landscape classifications, including Ahtna place names and river directionals, these indigenous travel narratives represent walking tours comprising more than one thousand miles of traditional routes and trails in the Ahtna-language area. Providing context for these narratives are maps, photos, interviews, and a wealth of ethnographic, linguistic, historical, and methodological information.

James Kari is professor emeritus of linguistics at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and the author or editor of numerous publications on Athabascan languages and peoples.

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  • Paperback Price: $21.95
  • Paperback ISBN: 978-1-55500-105-6
  • Publication Year: 2010
  • Pages: 143
  • Illustrations: 25: 22 maps
  • Discount Type: Trade
  • Author: by Jim McKinley, Frank Stickwan, Jake Tansy, Katie John, Adam Sanford, and James Kari ( transcribed and edited)
  • ECommerce Code: 978155001056

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