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Ann Fienup-Riordan,Marie Meade's Agayuliyararput/Our Way of Making Prayer: Kegginaqut, PDF

By Ann Fienup-Riordan,Marie Meade

Drawing at the remembrances of elders who have been born within the early 1900s and observed the final masked Yup�ik dances earlier than missionary efforts compelled their decline, Agayuliyararput is a suite of first-person money owed of the wealthy tradition surrounding Yup�ik mask. tales by means of thirty-three elders from everywhere southwestern Alaska, awarded in parallel Yup�ik and English texts, contain a wealth of knowledge in regards to the construction and serve as of mask and the surroundings within which they flourished. The full-length, unannotated tales are entire with positive factors of oral storytelling comparable to repetition and digression; the language of the English translation follows the Yup�ik idiom as heavily as possible.

Reminiscences in regards to the cultural atmosphere of masked dancing are grouped into chapters at the conventional Yup�ik ceremonial cycle, using mask, existence within the qasgiq (communal men�s house), the supression and revival of masked dancing, maskmaking, and dance and music. tales are grouped geographically, representing the Yukon, Kuskokwim, and coastal components. the topics of the tales and the mask made to accompany them are the Arctic animals, beings, and average forces on which people depended.

This e-book could be precious by way of the Yup�ik citizens of southwestern Alaska and a world viewers of linguists, folklorists, anthropologists, and artwork historians.

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