Many Stories to Tell/Qanemcit Amllertut

Tales of Humans and Animals in Southwest Alaska

edited by Ann Fienup-Riordan and Alice Rearden (transcriber)

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This bilingual collection shares new translations of old stories recorded over the past four decades through interviews with Yup’ik elders from throughout southwest Alaska. Some are true qulirat (traditional tales), while others are recent. Some are well known, like the adventures of the wily raven, while others are rarely told. All are part of a great narrative tradition, shared and treasured by Yup’ik people into the present day.

This is the first region-wide collection of traditional Yup’ik tales and stories from southwest Alaska. The elders and translators who contributed to this collection embrace the great irony of oral traditions: that the best way to keep these stories is to give them away. By retelling these stories, they hope to create a future in which the Yup’ik view of the world will be both recognized and valued.

Ann Fienup-Riordan has lived and worked in Alaska since 1973. She has written and edited more than twenty books on Yup’ik history and oral traditions. Her most recent book with the University of Alaska Press is Yungcautnguuq Nunam Qainga Tamarmi/All the Land's Surface is Medicine: Edible and Medicinal Plants of Southwest Alaska.

Alice Rearden is a fluent Yup’ik speaker, and the primary translator and oral historian for the Alaska Council for Exceptional Children.

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  • Paperback Price: $39.95
  • Paperback ISBN: 978-1-60223-336-2
  • Publication Month: November
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Pages: 392
  • Illustrations: 12 color
  • Discount Type: Short
  • Author: edited by Ann Fienup-Riordan and Alice Rearden (transcriber)
  • ECommerce Code: 9781602233362

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