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"In "Wise Words of the Yup'ik People" and its bilingual companion, [Yup'ik  Words of Wisdom], Ann Fienup-Riordan examines Yup'ik Eskimo culture, oral tradition, and instruction, making important contributions not only to the fields of anthropology and ethnohistory but also to the international discussion of indigenous peoples' autonomy and cultural practices and vitality. . . . Fienup-Riordan's work is significant and timely. . . . "Wise Words of the Yup'ik People" and [Yup'ik  Words of Wisdom]  together honor the richness of oral tradition among Alaska Natives while addressing a broader audience of the next generation of Yup'ik people, scholars of various disciplines, and policymakers alike."-Andrea D. Robertson, "Pacific Northwest Quarterly"

About the Author

Ann Fienup-Riordan is an independent scholar who has lived, worked, and taught in Alaska since 1973. Her many books include Hunting Tradition in a Changing World: Yup'ik Lives in Alaska Today and Yup'ik Elders at the Ethnologisches Museum Berlin: Fieldwork Turned on Its Head. Alice Rearden is a Yup'ik speaker and translator working for the Calista Elders Council. Marie Meade is a Yup'ik language expert presently teaching at the University of Alaska Anchorage.


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 286 pages
  • Publisher: University of Nebraska Press; Bilingual edition (June 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 080326917X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0803269170
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6.3 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By PLH on September 12, 2012
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Each page has yup'ik on the left, and english on the right. Excellent volume for learning about Yup'ik language and culture. Not really the best first choice if you're just wanting an introduction to Yup'ik -- but the essential for intermediate or advanced studies.
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