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Author Hayes, Ernestine, 1945- author

Title The tao of raven : an Alaska native memoir / Ernestine Hayes
Published Seattle : University of Washington Press, [2017]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 176 pages)
Contents Prologue -- Brown bear spins beneath the darkly spinning stars -- Wolves sing like old women keeping ancient songs -- Regret and the forest are patient teachers -- They are holding everything for us
Summary "In her first book, Blonde Indian, Ernestine Hayes powerfully recounted the story of coming back to Juneau and to her Tlingit home after many years of wandering. The Tao of Raven takes up the next and in some ways more interesting question: once the exile returns, then what? Using motifs from the story Raven and the Box of Daylight to deepen her narration and reflection, Hayes expresses an ongoing frustration and anger at the obstacles and prejudices still facing Alaska Natives in their own land, but also recounts her own story of attending and completing college in her fifties and becoming a professor and a writer. Now seventy years old and thinking very much of the generations who will come after her, Hayes speaks for herself but also has powerful things to say about the possibilities and complications of her Native community -- Provided by publisher
Notes Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed May 24, 2017)
Subject Hayes, Ernestine, 1945-
Homecoming -- Alaska.
Tlingit Indians -- Alaska -- Biography.
Tlingit Indians -- Alaska -- Social conditions.
Tlingit Indians -- Alaska -- Social life and customs.
Tlingit women -- Alaska -- Biography.
Women college teachers -- Alaska -- Biography.
Alaska -- Social conditions.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0295999608 (electronic bk.)
9780295999609 (electronic bk.)