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Title The way of kinship : an anthology of native Siberian literature / translated and edited by Alexander Vaschenko and Claude Clayton Smith ; foreword by N. Scott Momaday
Published Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xxiii, 250 pages, 14 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, map
Series First peoples: new directions in indigenous studies
First peoples.
Contents Foreword; Introduction: Cry of the Wild Crane: The Call of Forgotten Kinship; Evenk Invocation for Good Fortune: To Nature, When the Earth Turns Green; YeremeI AIPIn (KHANTY); NaDeZDa TaLIGIna (KHANTY); YurI VaeLLa (TAIGA NENETS); GaLIna KePTuke (EVENK); GennaDY DYaCHKOV (YUKAGIR); VLaDImIr SanGI (NIVKH); MarIa VaGaTOVa (KHANTY); GennaDY RaISHeV (KHANTY); JanSI KImonKo (UDEGEH); Anna NerKaGI (TUNDRA NENETS); LeonTY TaraGuPTa (KHANTY); YurI RYTKHeu (CHUKCHEE); Evenk Invocation for Good Fortune: To Nature, When the Green Recedes; A Note on Translation; Acknowledgments
Summary That these treasures are available to us as writing is a miracle. ... The writings here, while altogether modern in one sense, are based upon a literature, albeit oral, that has existed for thousands of years. They are the reflections of people who have lived long on the earth, on their own terms, in harmony with the powers of nature. They are invaluable to us who have so much to learn from them. These stories, poems, songs give us a way, a sacred way, into a world that we ought to know for its own sake. It is our own world, after all.-N. Scott Momaday, from the Foreword The first anthology
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 248-250)
Notes Translated from the Russian
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Subject Ethnic groups -- Russia (Federation) -- Siberia -- Literary collections.
Russian literature -- Russia (Federation) -- Siberia -- Translations into English.
Siberia (Russia) -- Literary collections.
Genre/Form Literary collections.
Form Electronic book
Author Smith, Claude Clayton, 1944-
Vashchenko, A. (Aleksandr)
ISBN 0816675406 (electronic bk.)
9780816675401 (electronic bk.)