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Classics of Tlingit Oral Literature #04: Anooshi Lingit Aani Ka, Russians in Tlingit America: The Battles of Sitka, 1802 and 1804

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Russian, German, Tlingit. Like the languages he translates, Richard Dauenhauer’s poetry offers unexpected surprises. A prolific translator who also works in Finnish, Swedish, and classical Greek, he has a poetic command of language that has earned him wide recognition over fifty years of published work. Benchmarks spans these decades of writing, and each poem contained within marks a certain place in time and space, like a surveyor’s benchmark. The poems play with language while focusing on the land and people of Alaska. And like Alaska itself, this book offers a variety of delights—readers will find a new experience with each turn.

Book News Annotation:

It was not another battle between marauding whites and helpless indigenous. In fact, the Tlingit people thought themselves the victors in their war with Russia, even as they ceded their village and fort. In this collection there are oral histories, documents from both sides, a gazetteer, a glossary, and lists of Tlingit and Russians involved in the war. The subjects include accounts of early encounters, including a Native account of his first sighting of Russians, recollections of early meetings, and French and Russian visitors' accounts. The first battles in Prince William Sound receive an account in a Russian letter, and a journal of 1796 describes the first settlements by Russians. Letters by officials recount the battles of 1802-04, and scholars describe the role of American and English shippers. The color plates and figures are beautiful and the coverage is comprehensive, making this a model record of motivations, attitudes and perceptions as well as events. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

Richard Dauenhauer (1942-2014) was a widely recognized translator and former poet laureate of Alaska. Several hundred of his translations of poetry have appeared in a range of journals and magazines.

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Acknowledgements

New Poems, Part One: The Genealogy of Beer

New Poems, Part Two: Juneau Sketches

New Poems, Part Three: Congestive Heart Failure: Letting Go

New Poems, Part Four: Excerpts from the Cycle Lacrimosa: The Social Web of Cancer

New Poems, Part Five: Harvesting

Selected Poems, Part One: Poems from Little Magazines, 1963-1969

Selected Poems, Part Two: From Phenologies

Selected Poems, Part Three: From Glacier Bay Concerto

Selected Poems, Part Four: From The Shroud of Shaawat Séek

Selected Poems, Part Five: From Frames of Reference

Afterword

About the Author

Book Publications in Creative Writing

Major Book Publications on Tlingit by Nora Marks Dauenhauer and Richard Dauenhauer

Product Details

ISBN:
9780295986012
Author:
Dauenhauer, Nora Marks (edt)
Publisher:
University of Washington Press
Editor:
Black, Lydia T.
Editor:
Dauenhauer, Nora Marks
Editor:
Dauenhauer, Richard L.
Author:
Dauenhauer, Nora Marks
Author:
Dauenhauer, Richard
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies
Subject:
Native American
Subject:
Europe - Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Subject:
World - Colonial Studies
Subject:
History
Subject:
Russians
Subject:
Tlingit Indians -- History.
Subject:
Tlingit Indians - Wars
Subject:
Native American-General Native American Studies
Subject:
General Poetry
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
University of Alaska Press - The Alaska Literary Series
Series Volume:
04
Publication Date:
20080931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
264
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.6 in

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