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ADDICTIVE ORGANIZATION (P)

ADDICTIVE ORGANIZATION (P)
$17.00
Schaef and Fassel show how managers, workers, and organization members exhibit the classic symptoms of addiction: denying and avoiding problems, assuming that there is no other way of acting, and manipulating events to maintain the status quo.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780062548740
Author: 
Publisher: 

ALASKA TREES AND SHURBS

ALASKA TREES AND SHURBS
$23.00
"Alaska Trees and Shrubs" has been the definitive work on the woody plants of Alaska for more than three decades. This new, completely revised second edition provides updated information on habitat, as well as detailed descriptions of every tree or shrub species in the state. New distribution maps reflect the latest survey data, while the keys, glossary, and appendix on non-native plants make this the most useful guide to Alaska trees and shrubs ever published.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781889963860
Author: 

ART OF AWARENESS (P)

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$47.00
Discover a new way to be with children The key to observing children, state authors Deb Curtis and Margie Carter in "The Art of Awareness, "is using observation as more than just a teaching technique. Observing children closely provides a new way of thinking about learning and teaching, a way of making children visible as they are, not just as we want them to be. Observant teachers will find more than techniques for wtching or taking notes about children--they will discover a different way of being with children. Featuring nine Observation Study Sessions, "The Art of Awareness" offers ideas, activities, and experiences--much more than just a set of checklists and facts to learn. Chapters cover seven different aspects of children's lives and how to observe them, as well as tips for gathering and preparing documentation. Observation requires a committment to systematic study and ongoing practice, write Curtis and Carter. "The Art of Awareness "is an inspiring and practical look at how to see the children in your care--and how to see what they see.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780131727953
Author: 
Carter, Margie
Publication Date: 
2005-08-09
Author: 
Publisher: 
Publisher: 
Redleaf Press

ARTS IN CHILDREN'S LIVES (P)

ARTS IN CHILDREN'S LIVES (P)
$61.00
Advocates for the arts have contributed significantly to the philosophy and practice of early and elementary education throughout its history. Yet the nature, value, and purpose of arts experiences in the lives of children seem to remain puzzling and problematic to those most directly involved in teaching the young.
Conversations between scholars and teacher educators in the arts and in education occur all too infrequently. Seventeen authors, whose work represents the best of contemporary research and theory on a constellation of issues concerning the role of the arts in children's lives and learning, address critical issues of development, context, and curriculum from perspectives informed by work with children in formal and informal settings. This anthology strives to reinvigorate dialogue on the role and significance of the arts in the education of children drawing on various cultural and institutional context and traditional and contemporary practices from different parts of the world.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781402005541
Publication Date: 
2002-03-30
Publisher: 
Publisher: 
Springer

BABIES IN THE RAIN: PROMOTING PLAY, EXPLORATION, AND DISCOVE

BABIES IN THE RAIN: PROMOTING PLAY, EXPLORATION, AND DISCOVE
$17.00

There are many ways parents and caregivers can help children thrive in their earliest years of life. Babies in the Rain explains the theories behind the best practices for infant and toddler care as well as preferred methods for doing so. In a personable, humorous voice, Jeff A. Johnson shares his own stories about the amazing ways infants and toddlers learn. He offers valuable information on how to spend quality time with young children by building strong emotional environments, nurturing meaningful relationships, and promoting child-centered, age-appropriate learning.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781933653846
Author: 
Johnson, Jeff A
Publication Date: 
2009-06-30
Author: 
Publisher: 
Publisher: 
Redleaf Press

BLENDED PRACTICES FOR TEACHING YOUNG CHILDREN... (P)

BLENDED PRACTICES FOR TEACHING YOUNG CHILDREN... (P)
$48.00

Whether they graduate from general education programs, special education programs, or a program that blends both, most early childhood educators will be required to teach children with and without disabilities and document that all their students are progressing toward positive outcomes. This essential text is just what teachers need to face these tough challenges in inclusive classrooms. Bridging the gap between special and general education, this resource integrates knowledge about effective practices for teaching young children with and without disabilities into one comprehensive approach. Undergraduate and graduate students will find the explicit guidance they need todevelop, implement, and evaluate a curriculum framework that incorporate children's interests and needs and promote their growth and developmentconduct authentic, meaningful assessments that directly guide teachingcreate classroom environments that set the stage for effective teaching and learninghonor individual learning needs by tailoring instructionembed learning opportunities that address children's goals across daily activitiesactively involve families in all aspects of curricula design and implementationaddress challenging behaviorseffectively monitor children's progress to inform practice

This core text is easy for students to use it's filled with visual aids such as tables, figures, and sample forms; vignettes and practical examples that illustrate key concepts and guiding principles; helpful summaries for each chapter; and dozens of learning activities that challenge students to test and expand their knowledge. Early childhood teachers will use this as a reference for many years to come as they blend best practices from special and general education, develop effective curricula for inclusive classrooms, and improve outcomes for all children."

ISBN/SKU: 
9781557667991

BUILDING COMMUNITIES FROM INSIDE OUT (P)

BUILDING COMMUNITIES FROM INSIDE OUT  (P)
$29.00
"Building Communities from the Inside Out" is a new guide to "asset--based community development." Authors John Kretzmann and Jhon Mcknight summarize lessons learned by studying successful community--building initiatives in hundreds of neighborhoods across the United States. The book outlines in simple, "neighborhood--friendly" terms what local communities can do to start their own journey down the path of asset--based development: How communities can rediscover and "map"all of their assets; How they can combine and mobilize these rediscovered strenghts to build stronger, more self--reliant and powerful communities; How "outsiders" in goverment or the philanthropic sector can contribute sensitively and effectively to the process of asset--based development.

This guide will be helpful to local community leaders, leaders of local associations and institutions, goverment officials, and leaders in the philanthrophic and business communities who wish to support effective community--building strategies.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780879461089
Author: 
Kretzmann, John P
Publication Date: 
2006-07-05
Author: 
Publisher: 
Publisher: 
ACTA Publications

CHILLS AND FEVER: HEALTH AND DISEASE IN THE EARLY HISTORY OF

CHILLS AND FEVER: HEALTH AND DISEASE IN THE EARLY HISTORY OF
$37.00
$28.00
$28.00 - $37.00
The history of medicine emcompasses the whole range of human life, society, and endeavor. In this ambitious book, Robert Fortuine leads readers through the early history of Alaska by tracing the health of its people. He presents a concise summary of the health aspects of traditional Alaskan cultures and reconstructs the best available picture of the various diseases from which people suffered up to the time of first European contact.
His narrative follows the often uneven growth of health services in Alaska, including the ships' surgeons on the earliest voyages of exploration, the unique health care system of the Russian-American Company, and the American medical missions in the hectic times of the Gold Rush. He offers sketches of the health problems that have the most profound impacts on Alaska history, including smallpox, influenza, syphilis, tuberculosis, and alcohol abuse.
"Chills and Fever" belongs in the libraries of health workers, historians, anthropologists, and anyone with an interest in this unique and informative perspective on Alaska's past.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780912006581

CRISIS IN THE COMMONS - THE ALASKA SOLUTION

CRISIS IN THE COMMONS - THE ALASKA SOLUTION
$27.00
$20.00
$20.00 - $27.00
Walter J. Hickel, former Secretary of the Interior and twice Governor of Alaska, describes in fascinating detail how Alaska faced the crisis in the commons and created a solution that could transform how we live on the planet.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781558155213
Author: 
Hickel, Walter J
Publication Date: 
2002-02-14
Author: 
Publisher: 
Publisher: 
ICS Press

DEVELOPING CROSS-CULTURAL COMPETENCE (P)

DEVELOPING CROSS-CULTURAL COMPETENCE (P)
$59.00
New/Used: New

As the U.S. population grows more and more diverse, how can professionals who work with young children and families deliver the best services while honoring different customs, beliefs, and values? The answers are in the fourth edition of this bestselling textbook, fully revised to reflect nearly a decade of population changes and best practices in culturally competent service delivery.

The gold-standard text on cross-cultural competence, this book has been widely adopted by college faculty and trusted as a reference by in-service practitioners for almost 20 years. For this timely NEW edition, the highly regarded authors have carefully updated and expanded every chapter while retaining the basic approach and structure that made the previous editions so popular. Professionals will

  • Get a primer on cultural competence. Readers will examine how their own cultural values and beliefs shape their professional practice, how the worldviews of diverse families may affect their perceptions of programs and services, and how providers can communicate more effectively with families from different cultural backgrounds.
  • Deepen their understanding of cultural groups. Learn from in-depth chapters with nuanced, multifaceted explorations of nine different cultural backgrounds: Anglo-European, American Indian, African American, Latino, Asian, Filipino, Native Hawaiian and Samoan, Middle Eastern, and South Asian. Readers will get up-to-date insights on history, demographics, traditions, values, and family structure, and they'll examine the diverse ways each culture approaches child rearing, medical care, education, and disability.
  • Discover better ways to serve families. Readers will get concrete recommendations for providing more effective, sensitive, and culturally competent services to children and families. They'll find practical guidance for every step in the service delivery process, from initiating contact with families to implementing and evaluating services. Vivid case stories and photos bring the principles of cultural competence to life, and the helpful appendixes give professionals quick access to cultural courtesies and customs, key vocabulary words, significant cultural events and holidays, and more. Plus an expanded list of resources points readers to books, films, theater, and other media that will enhance their understanding of other cultures.
  • New to this edition is a revised chapter on African American roots; thoroughly updated and expanded chapters; expanded coverage of disabilities; more on spiritual and religious diversity; and strategies for helping families make decisions about language use (English-only vs. preservation of native language).

    Equally valuable as a textbook and a reference for practicing professionals, this comprehensive book will prepare early interventionists and other professionals to work effectively with families whose customs, beliefs, and values may differ from their own.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781598571639

    DURING MY TIME (REV & ENL) (P)

    DURING MY TIME (REV & ENL)  (P)
    $26.00
    New/Used: New

    This book is the first life history of a Northwest Coast Indian woman. Florence Davidson, daughter of noted Haida carver and chief Charles Edenshaw, was born in 1896. As one of the few living Haida elders knowledgeable bout the culture of a bygone era, she was a fragile link with the past. Living in Masset on the Queen Charlotte Islands, some fifty miles off the northwest coast of British Columbia, Florence Davidson grew up in an era of dramatic change for her people. On of the last Haida women to undergo the traditional puberty seclusion and an arranged marriage, she followed patterns in her life typical of women of her generation.

    Florence's narrative -- edited by Professor Blackman from more than fifty hours of tape recordings -- speaks of girlhood, of learning female roles, of the power and authority available to Haida women, of the experiences of menopause and widowhood. Blackman juxtaposes comments made by early observes of the Haida, government agents, and missionaries, with appropriate portions of the life history narrative, to portray a culture neither traditionally Haida nor fully Canadian, a culture adapting to Christianity and the imposition of Canadian laws. Margaret Blackman not only preserves Florence Davidson's memories of Haida ways, but with her own analysis of Davidson's life, adds significantly to the literature on the role of women in cross-cultural perspective. The book makes an important contribution to Northwest Coast history and culture, to the study of culture change, to fieldwork methodology, and to women's studies.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780295971797
    Author: 
    Blackman, Margaret B
    Publication Date: 
    1992-05-31
    Publisher: 
    University of Washington Press

    EMOTIONAL LIFE OF TODDLER (P)

    EMOTIONAL LIFE OF TODDLER (P)
    $20.00
    Any parent who has followed an active toddler around for a day knows that a child of this age is a whirlwind of explosive, contradictory, and ever-changing emotions. Many books cover the physical and cognitive abilities of the toddler, but Lieberman's is the first to offer an in-depth examination of the varied and intense emotional life of children from ages one to three. Drawing on her lifelong research, Dr. Lieberman addresses commonly asked questions and issues. Why, for example, is "no" often the favorite response of the toddler? How should parents deal with the anger they sometimes feel in the face of their toddler's unflagging obstinacy? Why does a crying toddler run to his mother for a hug only to push himself vigorously away as soon as she begins to embrace him? With the help of numerous examples and vivid cases, Lieberman answers these and other questions, giving us, in the process, a rich, insightful profile of the roller coaster emotional world of the toddler. Lieberman shows that the toddler is torn between the strong desire to remain close to the parent and the equally compelling drive to explore new and exciting surroundings. The author discusses how a child can be helped to achieve a balance between these conflicting desires, to feel both confident and outgoing as well as protected and comforted when necessary. Lieberman also provides fascinating new material on how children's different temperaments express themselves during the toddler years and how parents can better match their own temperaments to their child's. Particular attention is given to the shy child and the very active child at this age. In addition, Lieberman gives new insights on how best to handle commontoddler problems, such as sleep disturbances, sibling rivalry, and temper tantrums. She also provides invaluable information on the normal anxieties of this age and how to recognize when anxiety is excessive, needing special attention. Finally, she gives us a fresh, insightful pict
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780028740171
    Author: 
    Publisher: 

    ENDANGERED PEOPLES OF THE ARCTIC: STRUGGLES TO SURVIVE AND T

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    $57.00

    In the Arctic regions, virtually all inhabitants are cultural minorities within their own countries, and although their native culture is constantly evolving naturally, outside pressures are endangering their most important traditions. Endangered Peoples of the Arctic focuses on 14 endangered cultures, from the Inuit tribes in Canada, Alaska, and Greenland to the Saami in Sweden. Students and interested readers will become informed about the contemporary impacts on their traditional way of life, such as loss of language, military intrusions, oil drilling, and wildlife protection, and how these groups are responding. The chapters are written by anthropologists based on their recent fieldwork, which guarantees unparalleled accuracy and exciting immediacy.

    The Arctic regions are the heartland the groups profiled in Endangered Peoples of the Arctic, and the varied Arctic peoples share common threats from governments and neighbors to the south. Each chapter is devoted to a specific people, including a cultural overview of their history, subsistence strategies, social and political organization, and religion and world view; threats to their survival, and their response to these threats. A section entitled Food for Thought poses questions that encourage a personal engagement with the experience of these peoples, and a resource guide suggests further reading and lists films and videos, pertinent organizations and web sites. As the curriculum expands to include more multicultural and indigenous peoples, this unique volume will be valuable to both students and teachers.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780313306495
    Author: 
    Freeman, Milton
    Publication Date: 
    2000-06-29
    Author: 
    Publisher: 
    Publisher: 
    Greenwood

    ESKIMO ESSAYS (P)

    ESKIMO ESSAYS (P)
    $31.00
    New/Used: New

    Eskimo Essays introduces the reader to important aspects of the ideology and practice of the Yup’ik Eskimos of western Alaska, past and present. The essays point the way toward a fuller recognition of how Yup’ik Eskimos differ from the popular Western image of the Eskimo that was born largely without reference to Yup’ik reality. By describing the reality  of Yup’ik life, Eskimo Essays extends our understanding of Esimos in general and Yup’ik Eskimos in particular.

    Ann Fienup-Riordan argues that Western observers have simultaneously naturalized Eskimos as paragons of simplicity and virtue and Western imperialism. This process has often ignored Eskimo concepts of society, history, and personhood. An original assumption of similarity to Western society has profoundly affected the current Euro-American view of Eskimo history and action. Non-natives have taken an idealized Western individual, dressed that person up in polar garb, and then assumed they understood the garment’s maker. The result is a presentation of Eskimo society that often tells us more about the meaning we seek in our own. Moreover, modern Eskimos have risen to the challenge and to some extent become what we have made them.

    Bridging the gap between informed scholarships and popular concepts, Fienup-Riordan  provides a compelling and fresh presentation of Yup’ik life—cosmology, the missionary experience, attitudes toward conservation, Eskimo art, the legal system, warfare, and ceremonies.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780813515892

    ETHNOBOTANY (P)

    ETHNOBOTANY  (P)
    $27.00

    This reader in ethnobotany includes fourteen chapters organized in four parts. Paul Minnis provides a general introduction; the authors of the section introductions are Catherine S. Foeler (ethnoecology), Cecil H. Brown (folk classification), Timothy Jones (foods and medicines), and Richard I. Ford (agriculture).

    Ethnobotany: A Reader is intended for use as a textbook in upper division undergraduate and graduate courses in economic botany, ethnobotany, and human ecology. The book brings together for the first time previously published journal articles that provide diverse perspectives on a wide variety of topics in ethnobotany. Contributors include: Janis B. Alcorn, M. Kat Anderson, Stephen B. Brush, Robert A. Bye, George F. Estabrook, David H. French, Eugene S. Hunn, Charles F. Hutchinson, Eric Mellink, Paul E. Minnis, Brian Morris, Gary P. Nabhan, Amadeo M. Rea, Karen L. Reichhardt, Jan Timbrook, Nancy J. Turner, and Robert A. Voeks.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780806131801
    Author: 
    Minnis, Paul E
    Publication Date: 
    2000-05-14
    Publisher: 
    University of Oklahoma Press

    EXPLORING WRITING: SENTENCES & PARAGRAPHS (W/OUT ACCESS) (P)

    EXPLORING WRITING: SENTENCES & PARAGRAPHS (W/OUT ACCESS) (P)
    $112.00
    Exploring Writing emphasizes personalized learning. Powered by Connect Writing, students gain access to an adaptive personalized learning plan which helps them become more aware of what they already know and what they need to practice.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780073533346
    Author: 
    Langan, John
    Publication Date: 
    2012-10-18
    Publisher: 
    McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages

    EXTENDING THE DANCE IN INFANT & TODDLER CAREGIVING (P)

    EXTENDING THE DANCE IN INFANT & TODDLER CAREGIVING (P)
    $47.00

    Secure attachment between child and parent is one of the most important factors in early learning and development and for children in infant-toddler programs, teachers are a critical third partner in this relationship dance. That's why child care administrators and educators need this warm and practical program guide.

    An in-depth blueprint for promoting attachment and relationships in early childhood settings, this book helps professional caregivers and educators develop sensitive, nurturing relationships with young children. In the process, they'll strengthen parent child attachment and the supportive relationships among the adults who nurture the children.

    With the clear and detailed model in Extending the Dance, readers will

  • establish relationship-based programs that keep teachers and children together throughout the entire program and encourage strong connections between them
  • develop respectful, mutually beneficial partnerships with parents of diverse cultural backgrounds
  • refine teaching practices by carefully observing, documenting, sharing, and reflecting on what happens during the child care day
  • plan comfortable, engaging physical environments indoors and outdoors that create community and excite children's minds
  • ensure that children's individual needs are met by the program's structure and routines
  • promote children's social skills and peer relationships
  • ease transition times and promote continuity by providing sensitive support to children and parents
  • improve professional communication and support among teachers and administrators in a community of learning
  • To help them establish and maintain a relationship-based early childhood program, administrators and teachers will get concrete guidance on every step of the process, plus inspiration and ideas from successful programs in the United States and around the world.

    With this innovative program guide, early childhood educators will be full participants in the dance of early attachment and promote the healthy emotional, physical, cognitive, and language development of the young children they care for.


    See which domain of school readiness in the Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Outcomes Framework this book addresses.
    "
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781557668592
    Author: 
    Edwards, Carolyn
    Publication Date: 
    2009-07-13
    Publisher: 
    Brookes Publishing Company

    FLIGHT COMPUTER E6-B/P

    FLIGHT COMPUTER E6-B/P
    $20.00
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9000179

    GRAMMATICALLY CORRECT

    GRAMMATICALLY CORRECT
    $19.00

    How does good writing stand out?

    If its purpose is to convey facts, findings, or instructions, it need be read only once for its content to be clear. If its purpose is to entertain or to provoke thought, it makes readers want to come back for more.

    Revised and updated, this guide covers four essential aspects of good writing:

  • Individual words - spelling variations, hyphenation, frequently confused homonyms, frequently misused words and phrases, irregular plurals and negatives, and uses of capitalization and type style to add special meanings
  • Punctuation - the role of each mark in achieving clarity and affecting tone, and demonstration of how misuses can lead to ambiguity
  • Syntax and structure - agreement of subject and verb, parallel construction, modifiers, tenses, pronouns, active versus passive voice, and more
  • Style - advice on the less hard-and-fast areas of clarity and tone, including sentence length and order, conciseness, simplification, reading level, jargon and cliches, and subtlety
  • Filled with self-test exercises and whimsical literary quotations, Grammatically Correct steers clear of academic stuffiness, focusing instead on practical strategies and intuitive explanations.

    Discussions are designed to get to the heart of a concept and provide a sufficient sense of when and how to use it, along with examples that show what ambiguities or misinterpretations might result if the rules are not followed. In cases where there is more than one acceptable way to do something, the approach is not to prescribe one over another but simply to describe the options.

    Readers of this book will never break the rules of language again - unintentionally.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781582976167
    Author: 
    Stilman, Anne
    Publication Date: 
    2010-07-06
    Author: 
    Publisher: 
    Publisher: 
    Writer's Digest Books

    HOME VISITOR'S GUIDEBOOK (FWD PAWL) (P)

    HOME VISITOR'S GUIDEBOOK (FWD PAWL) (P)
    $62.00
    New/Used: New

    Pioneering expert Carol Klass was first to develop a home visiting primer readers could trust and now she's updated her bestselling "Home Visitor's Guidebook" for the next generation of practitioners. The ultimate professional development resource for early interventionists, social workers, therapists, and other home visitors, this research-based guidebook is enhanced throughout with up-to-date references and new material on today's hot topics.

    Readers will learn the basics of effective home visiting: building trust with families, communicating effectively, maintaining boundaries, working with families experiencing risk factors, and integrating professional beliefs with families' cultural beliefs. Then, with the in-depth child development information and practical guidelines, home visitors will help parents

  • encourage children's healthy social and emotional development
  • provide developmentally appropriate guidance and discipline
  • enhance children's communication and language skills
  • use play to promote learning and development
  • strengthen family connections thorough everyday rituals and celebrations
  • foster positive sibling relationships
  • Throughout the book, veteran home visitors model skillful and positive interactions with families, reflect candidly on their successes and challenges, and give readers invaluable advice on creating a support network and learning new strategies through professional development.

    New to this edition is information on today's hot topics including assessment and evaluation; the role of grandparents; childhood illness, including dental disease, nutritional deficiencies, obesity, asthma and allergies, and lead poisoning; achievement motivation; moral identity; and the secure child.

    With this must-have guidebook from the voice of experience on effective home visiting, professionals will get parents engaged and actively involved in their child's development-and approach their important work with renewed passion and creativity. "

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781557669032
    Author: 

    How Culture Shapes Social-Emotional Developent: Implications for Practice in Infant-Family Programs

    How Culture Shapes Social-Emotional Developent: Implications for Practice in Infant-Family Programs
    $19.00
    Suitable for program leaders and practitioners, this book examines how culture shapes children's fundamental learning about themselves, their emotions, and their way of interacting and relating to others. It also includes recommendations for providing culturally responsive services.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780943657745
    Author: 
    Parlakian, Rebecca
    Publication Date: 
    2003-12-31
    Author: 
    Publisher: 
    Publisher: 
    Zero to Three

    MEALS WITHOUT SQUEALS (COMPLETELY REV & UPD) (P)

    MEALS WITHOUT SQUEALS (COMPLETELY REV & UPD) (P)
    $25.00
    New/Used: New
    Finding a balance between convenience and providing nourishing food for children, this book gives authoritative answers about how to make good, nutritional food for children. Age-specific and child-tested, it takes a simple, straightforward approach to topics like children's growth, common feeding problems, and how to offer children positive experiences with food. This newly updated edition contains sample menus that combine the latest nutritional information with favorite foods updated listings of the best resources, and handy forms and checklists.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781933503004
    Author: 
    Fromer, Jacki
    Publication Date: 
    2006-07-31
    Author: 
    Publisher: 
    Bull Publishing Company

    OUR VOICES: NATIVE STORIES of ALASKA and the YUKON

    OUR VOICES: NATIVE STORIES of ALASKA and the YUKON
    $25.00
    Storytelling is a precious, vibrant tradition among the Native peoples of the Far North. Collected here for the first time are stories from the communities of interior Alaska and the Yukon Territory. These are the tales the people tell about themselves, their communities, and the world they inhabit. Our Voices showcases twenty storytellers and writers who represent a full range of Athabaskan and related languages of Alaska and the Yukon. Both men and women recount popular tales of ancient times that describe the origins of social institutions and cultural values, as well as meaningful, sometimes intimate stories about their own lives and families or the history of their people. As representatives of an art transmitted through countless generations and now practiced with renewed interest and vigor by people reclaiming their cultural heritage, these narratives create a broad, brightly colored, richly detailed picture of the world of the Far North, present and past. James Ruppert is a professor of English and Alaska Native studies, and John W. Bernet is a professor emeritus of English, both at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. Ruppert's books include Mediation in Contemporary Native American Fiction.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780803289840
    Publication Date: 
    2001-08-31
    Publisher: 
    University of Nebraska Press