Book

Tlingit stories

AMU Press (23) • Published In 1975 • Pages: 94

By: Ackerman, Maria.

Abstract
This is a collection of Tlingit folk tales that were either remembered by Ackerman or provided by other contributors. The tales include coming of age stories, stories about the properties and abilities of animals and about supernatural beings (the KOOSHD'AA K'AA) who take on human form mainly for evil purposes. Ackerman first discusses her own background in growing up as a Tlingit child. Some of the stories, which are oriented toward children, are also autobiographical and were used to inculcate certain values and behaviors in the young in Tlingit society. Others are taken from an oral historical tradition. It is apparent that this book is a primer which is part of a series intended to keep alive the culture of Native American Alaskan peoples.
Subjects
Reviews and critiques
Life history materials
Literary texts
culture
Tlingit
HRAF PubDate
1997
Region
North America
Sub Region
Northwest Coast and California
Document Type
Book
Evaluation
Indigene-4,5
Analyst
Delores Walters ; 1988
Coverage Date
not specified
Coverage Place
southeast Alaska, United States
Notes
by Maria Ackerman, with story contributions from Austin Hammond, Sr. … [et al.]
LCCN
76356791ac
LCSH
Tlingit Indians