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Heroes and Heroines: Tlingit-Haida Legend by…

Heroes and Heroines: Tlingit-Haida Legend

by Mary Giraudo Beck

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The oral literature of Southeast Alaska Natives.
Natsilane, Fog woman, Gonakadet, Volcano Woman, Blackskin, Bear Mother, The Boy who fed eagles, The girl and the woodworm, Gunarhnesegmet.
  UCV-RE | Nov 17, 2014 |
Book Description: Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.: Alaska Northwest Books, 1989. Fine/ Like new copy. 1st edition over 7" - 9¾" tall.
  Czrbr | Jun 7, 2010 |
if you are interested in the myths of lesser known cultures, this is a great book on the indiginous folks of the northwest area of canada and southeast alaska. It is simply written, but you can tell the author has researched the stories. In the beginning of each story there is a comparison to greco-roman myths of the same nature. great cruise reading if you're heading for alaska. ( )
  donkeytiara | Jun 16, 2007 |
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Over uncounted generations the Tlingits and Haidas of Southeast Alaska developed a spoken literature as robust and distinctive as their unique graphic art style, and passed it from the old to the young to ensure the continuity of their culture.  Even today when the people gather, now under lamplight rather than the flickering glow from the central fire pit, the ancient myths and legends are told and retold, and they still reinforce the unity of the lineage, and clan and the culture.  Mary Beck has selected nine of the ancient myths and legends from the oral literature that are authentic for one group or another from this region.

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