In this first English-language collection of Tikigaq myths and oral histories, storyteller Asatchaq Jimmie Killigivuk recounts twenty-four tales of legendary and historic shamans.
When poet-anthropologist Tom Lowenstein began recording his stories in 1975, Asatchaq was the oldest Tikigaq resident and the community's most authoritative storyteller. Asatchaq saw his work with Lowenstein as a communal obligation to preserve these stories for members of the new generation who were growing up as modern Americans unaware of Tikigaq history.
From the Tikigaq creation myth to the oral history of a shaman's final renunciation of his practice and Christian baptism, these stories will become essential to the growing canon of native North American literature.
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"His translations . . . are at once works of detailed scholarship and high poetic achievement." (Ted Hughes)About the Author:
Asatchaq Jimmie Killigivuk (1891-1980) worked with ethnographers and archaeologists including Froelich Rainey. He lived in Tikigaq until shortly before his death. Tom Lowenstein is the editor of Eskimo Poems from Canada and Greenland (Pittsburgh, 1974). Tukummiq Carol Omnik is a bilingual Tikigaq resident.
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