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Pitch Woman and Other Stories : The Oral Traditions of Coquelle Thompson, Upper Coquille Athabaskan Indian download
Pitch Woman and Other Stories : The Oral Traditions of Coquelle Thompson, Upper Coquille Athabaskan Indian download

Pitch Woman and Other Stories : The Oral Traditions of Coquelle Thompson, Upper Coquille Athabaskan Indian. William R. Seaburg

Pitch Woman and Other Stories : The Oral Traditions of Coquelle Thompson, Upper Coquille Athabaskan Indian
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Author: William R. Seaburg
Number of Pages: 310 pages
Published Date: 01 Apr 2012
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Publication Country: Lincoln, United States
Language: English
ISBN: 9780803244948
File size: 21 Mb
File Name: Pitch.Woman.and.Other.Stories.The.Oral.Traditions.of.Coquelle.Thompson,.Upper.Coquille.Athabaskan.Indian.pdf
Download Link: Pitch Woman and Other Stories The Oral Traditions of Coquelle Thompson, Upper Coquille Athabaskan Indian
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The rich oral traditions of the Athabaskan Indians from southwestern Oregon are showcased in these pages for the first time. This volume features vivid and humorous tales of familiar Tricksters: Coyote known for his unusual sexual prowess and escapades that often go awry; the vain and gullible Grizzly Bear; and Raccoon often greedy and ever elusive. The collection also includes the less familiar but all-too-human stories of Pitch Woman Little Man the unicorn-like Hollering-Like-a-Person and other local figures all of which add to the wealth of Native oral literature in the Pacific Northwest. In 1935 Elizabeth D. Jacobs conducted ethnographic fieldwork with survivors of several Athabaskan cultures living on the Siletz Reservation. Her work preserves the forty-seven stories recorded here as recounted by Upper Coquille consultant Coquelle Thompson Sr. an accomplished storyteller who lived through the Rogue River Wars of 1855a"56. His tribal community was evicted from its homeland and resettled with other Athabaskan groups on the Siletz Reservation where he lived for ninety years. This volume offers a behind-the-scenes look at the collection of oral accounts a sketch of Upper Coquille Athabaskan culture an examination of Thompsona's storytelling and extended analyses of four stories including ai? ?Pitch Woman.ai?? The reader is encouraged to ai??listenai?? to the stories with an ear attuned both to the storyteller himself and to the storiesa' own cultural context.

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