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- DescriptionMany people have a mental picture of the Canadian rth that juxtaposes beauty with harshness. For the Van Tat Gwich'in, the rthern Yukon is home, with a living history passed on from elders to youth. This book consists of oral accounts that the Elders have been recording for 50 years, representing more than 150 years of their history, all meticulously translated from Gwich'in. Yet this is more than a gathering of history; collaborator Shirleen Smith provides context for the stories, whether they are focused on an individual or international politics. Anthropologists, folklorists, ethhistorians, political scientists, ecomists, members of First Nations, and readers interested in Canada's rthernmost regions will find much to fascinate them.
- Author BiographyThe Van Tat Gwich'in provided the guidance and translation for this book, and Gwich'in Elders shared their knowledge and were the impetus. Shirleen Smith lives in Edmonton, Alberta, and holds a doctorate in Anthropology from the University of Alberta.
- Author(s)Shirleen Smith,Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation
- PublisherUniversity of Alberta Press
- Date of Publication12/01/2010
- SubjectLocal History, Names & Genealogy
- Place of PublicationAlberta
- Country of PublicationCanada
- ImprintUniversity of Alberta Press
- Content Notecolour & b/w photos
- Weight1680 g
- Width190 mm
- Height254 mm
- Spine31 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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