Book Detail

Book Cover

Format: paper

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 1-55500-059-2

Date: 1996

Old Time Stories of the Scottie Creek People (Ttheek'and Ut'iin Yaaniida' Oonign')

by Tyone, Mary ; Kari, James


Mary Tyone, born in 1935 to Bell and Laura John in the Upper Tanana village of Scottie Creek on the Chisana River, heard many traditional Native stories as a youth. As the youngest child of elderly parents, Mary had the special training of a ddhuugn, the favorite. She had a vast song and story repertoire, represented here by 17 tales and legends. Mary was well known not only for her skills as a storyteller, but also for her remarkable linguistic abilities. She was fluent in all the surrounding Athabascan languages: Ahtna, Tanacross, Southern and Northern Tutchone, and even the very different Gwich’in. Includes a map, illustrations, photographs, and bibliography. Transcribed and edited by James Kari.

Language: Upper Tanana (UT03)

Orders may be placed by phone (907) 474-7874; fax (907) 474-6586; or email fyanlp@uaf.edu. [ordering info]