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Author Oman, Lela
Title Epic of Qayaq : The Longest Story Ever Told by My People
Imprint Montreal : MQUP, 1995
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Note Intro -- Contents -- Preface -- Introduction -- Preamble: Where the Eskimo Came From -- The Epic of Qayaq: The Longest Story Ever told By My People -- Qayaq's Life with his Parents -- Qayaq Associates with Birds and Animals and a Man who Transforms into an Animal -- Qayaq Visits the Umialik's Village. The Influence of Ancestors Is Particularly Stressed -- The Story of the Big Flood as it Was Told by Qayaq's Wife -- From Another Storyteller: How a Young Orphan Boy Grew Up to Be the Umialik whose Daughter Became Qayaq's Wife -- Qayaq Receives the Uplifting Influence of Ptarmigans and Caribou -- Qayaq Visits Two Communities, One in Alaska and One in Canada -- Qayaq Goes to a Western Community at the Mouth of the Yukon River and a Tlingit Village to the Southeast -- Qayaq Visits the Headwaters of the Selawik River and Eventually Finds his Way Home -- List of Plates
The Epic of Qayaq is richly illustrated from the Priscilla Tyler and Maree Brooks Collection of Inuit Art, housed at Carleton University Art Gallery. A scholarly preface by Ann Chandonnet explains the conventions of Native Alaskan storytelling, and there is an introduction by Priscilla Tyler and Maree Brooks: art collectors, friends, and conservators of Oman's story legacy for many years
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Oman, Lela Epic of Qayaq : The Longest Story Ever Told by My People Montreal : MQUP,c1995 9780886292676
Subject Inuit -- Alaska -- Folklore.;Legends -- Alaska
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Alt Author Tyler, Priscilla
Brooks, Maree
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