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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Ackerman, Maria, 1927-
Published By: Original publisher
Anchorage, Alaska: AMU Press. 1975. 94 p. ill.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
by Maria Ackerman, with story contributions from Austin
Hammond, Sr. … [et al.]
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 1997. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Reviews and critiques (114);
Life history materials (159);
Literary texts (539);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
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.
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Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
Delores Walters ; 1988
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southeast Alaska, United States
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