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The energy, wit, and freshness of these sixty tales, as told by an accomplished Tillamook storyteller, make this volume one of the most accessible and readable collections of traditional Indian literature.
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Jarold Ramsey is professor Emeritus of English at the University of Rochester and the recipient of numerous prizes and honors. He is the author of Coyote Was Going There: Indian Literature of the Oregon Country and Reading the Fire: Essays in the Traditional Indian Literatures of America (both University of Washington Press), and co-editor of The Stories We Tell: An Anthology of Oregon Folk Literature (OSU Press). In 2000, he moved back to the family ranch, north of Madras, Oregon.
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Book Description Softcover. Condition: New. 276 pages. Softcover. New book. NATIVE AMERICANS. (Told by Clara Pearson, recorded by Elizabeth Derr Jacobs, and edited by Melville Jacobs.) A collection of 60 lively, entertaining, and memorable Native American stories. While scholars will appreciate the authenticity of Pearson's stories and the insights they provide into the Tillamook tradition, general readers will simply delight in the energy, wit, and freshness of the tales. Clara Pearson (1861-1948), a full-blood speaker of Nehalem, dictated these stories in English to Elizabeth Derr Jacobs in 1934. Pearson had learned the tales in her native tongue as a child. The work was edited by Melville Jacobs, a noted scholar of northwest Native literature. Jarold Ramsey's introduction considers the historical, cultural, and aesthetic barriers to our appreciation of the stories, and provides information to enhance our understanding. Ramsey, who teaches at the University of Rochester, is the author of Coyote Was Going There. The book also contains, in addition to the originally published book and Ramsey's introduction, notes to the original edition, a map of the area in which the tales occure, and a verse translation of one of the tales by Dell Hymes of the University of Virginia. (Key Words: Native Americans, Tillamook, Nehalem Tillamook , American Indians, Oregon, Folklore). book. Seller Inventory # 78195X1
Book Description Oregon State University Press, 1990. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110870715038
Book Description Oregon State University Press. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0870715038 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.0458880