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This bilingual volume focuses on the teachings, experience, and practical wisdom of expert Native orators as they instruct a younger generation about their place in the world. In carefully crafted presentations, Yupik elders speak about their "rules for right living"—values, beliefs, and practices—which illuminate the enduring and still relevant foundations of their culture today. While the companion volume Wise Words of the Yup'ik People weaves together hundreds of statements by Yupik elders on the values that guide human relationships, Yupik Words of Wisdom highlights the words of expert orators and focuses on key conversations that took place among elders and younger community members as the elders presented their perspectives on the moral underpinnings of Yupik social relations.
 
The orators in this volume—including Frank Andrew from Kwigillingok, David Martin from Kipnuk, and Nelson Island elders Paul John and Thersea Moses—were raised in isolated Yup'ik communities in southeastern Alaska and were educated much like their parents and grandparents.
 
Translated, edited, and organized for a general audience, this bilingual edition is for those who want to know not only what the elders have to say but also how they say it.

About the Author

Ann Fienup-Riordan is an independent scholar who has lived, worked, and taught in Alaska since 1973. Her many books include Hunting Tradition in a Changing World: Yup'ik Lives in Alaska Today and Yup'ik Elders at the Ethnologisches Museum Berlin: Fieldwork Turned on Its Head. Alice Rearden is a Yup'ik speaker and translator working for the Calista Elders Council. Marie Meade is a Yup'ik language expert presently teaching at the University of Alaska Anchorage.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780803220256
Editor:
Riordan, Ann Fienup
Translator:
Alice, Rearden
With:
Meade, Marie
Translator:
Meade, Marie; Rearden, Alice
Translator:
Rearden, Alice
Editor:
Fienup-Riordan, Ann
Editor:
Riordan, Ann Fienup
Author:
Rearden, Alice
Author:
Riordan, Ann Fienup
Author:
Meade, Marie
Author:
Fienup-Riordan, Ann
With:
Meade, Marie
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Native American Studies
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Yupik Eskimos
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies - Tribes
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Yupik Eskimos -- Social life and customs.
Subject:
SOC021520
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20050631
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
Yupik languages
Illustrations:
Illus.
Pages:
286
Dimensions:
9.23x6.21x.94 in. 1.23 lbs.

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