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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 in the Arctic and chronicle the devastating results when those principles are violated. Elegant line drawings by Claire Fejes illustrate the characters and key events.
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Edwin S. Hall, Jr., holds a Ph.D. in anthropology from Yale University. He has been honored by the Society for American Archaeology and by the Alaska Anthropological Association. Now retired, Hall devotes his time to research and writing about Arctic Alaska. The artistic vision of Claire Fejes (1920-1998) was forged during the Depression and tempered by four decades in Alaska. Her bold use of color and form evoke the essence of the North in all its beauty and power.Review:
"A folkloristic tour de force." -- —American Indian Quarterly
"The tales are excellent as are the descriptions of Northwest Alaska Eskimo society and culture." -- —Western Folklore
"[T]he premier treatment of the folktales, myths and legends of the Alaska Native people in the village of Noatak." -- —Library Booknotes
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