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Identifier:EY961K1982
Title In Honor of Eyak : the Art of Anna Nelson Harry
Description:
"Anna Nelson Harry was one fo the very last of a whole nation, the Eyaks.  Her death is full of meaning for all mankind.  Her long hard life spanned the unutterably tragic final chapter of the living history of her people.  Anna had the gift of the Eyak language, to tell the stories of her people.  The spirit of her language and people lives in her art. p. 11]"
"This book contains only a sample of Anna's storytelling art.  I have included here ten of the sixty texts we have from her... selected for their superb artistic value and at the same time for their expression of Anna's personality.  These texts are traditional tales and at the same time something much more than that, as is true of all great literature... [p.19].
[Selections above taken from the introduction to the book, written by the editor, Michael E. Krauss.]
3 copies of the book.  See citation below.
Citation
LCCN:  84623017 
Personal Author:  Harry, Anna Nelson, 1906- 
Title:  In honor of Eyak : the art of Anna Nelson Harry / compiled and edited with introduction and commentary by Michael E. Krauss. 
Publication info:  Fairbanks, Alaska : Alaska Native Language Center, University of Alaska, 1982-c1983. 
Physical descrip:  157 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
General Note:  Text in English and Eyak;
Contributors Harry, Anna Nelson (author)
Krauss, Michael E. (editor)
Date1982-1983
Subject Language(s) Eyak
LingType biographical
description
ethnographic
text
text-traditional
text-traditional
Files: 01 Eyak Introduction.mp3
02 Eyak Lake-Dwarves.mp3
03 Eyak Giant Rat.mp3
04 Eyak Two Sisters.mp3
05 Eyak Blind Man and Loon.mp3
06 Eyak Raven and Wife Quarrel.mp3
07 Eyak Woman and Octopus.mp3
08 Eyak Groundhog-Man.mp3
09 Eyak Wolf-Woman.mp3
10 Eyak Eyak History.mp3
11 Eyak Lament for Eyak.mp3
EY961K1982-reviews.pdf
EY961K1982-reviews-Russian.pdf
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