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Author Van Deusen, Kira, 1946-

Title The flying tiger : women shamans and storytellers of the Amur / Kira Van Deusen
Published Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©2001


Description 1 online resource (xxii, 260 pages) : illustrations, map, portraits
Series McGill-Queen's native and northern series ; 26
McGill-Queen's native and northern series ; 26.
Contents Introduction: Shamanic Storytelling of the Amur Region -- 1. Udegei Storytellers in Gvasyugi. Two girls and Kanda Mafa / Eofu Sisilievich Kimonko. Kanda Mafa and the Bones / Valentina Tunsyanovna Kyalundzyuga. The Seagull / Valentina Tunsyanovna Kyalundzyuga. Crow and Otter / Valentina Tunsyanovna Kyalundzyuga. Biatu and Belye / Valentina Tunsyanovna Kyalundzyuga. The Ice Mountain / Valentina Tunsyanovna Kyalundzyuga. Yegdyga and the Seal / Valentina Tunsyanovna Kyalundzyuga -- 2. More Stories from Gvasyugi. Sister and Brother / Evdokia Batovna Kyalundzyuga. The Girl Who Married a Crow / Evdokia Batovna Kyalundzyuga. Two Sisters / Evdokia Batovna Kyalundzyuga -- 3. Nivkh Storytelling in Nikolaevsk-na-Amure. Nivkh Writing / Maria Semyonovna Pimgun. Knee Bump (Swan Girl) / Klavdia Ivanovna Tidip -- 4. Nanai Storytelling in Dada and Jari. Frog and Mouse / Maria Grigorievna Beldi. The Terrible Frog / Maria Grigorievna Beldi. The Girl in the Ice / Maria Grigorievna Beldi. Endohochen / Anna Petrovna Khodzher. The Boy Who Went to a Forbidden Place / Anna Petrovna Khodzher. Duchieke / Anna Petrovna Khodzher -- 5. Nanai Storytelling in Nergen and Naikhin. Violetta's Legends / Violetta Khodzher. The Mosquito Net / Tomto Vasilievna Beldi. Frog, Mouse, and Moose / Anna Petrovna Khodzher. Pole, Caviar, Bladder, Haystack, and Bigeyes / Anna Petrovna Khodzher. The Lazy Boy / Anna Petrovna Khodzher. The Puppy / Anna Petrovna Khodzher. Tiger Story / Nikolai Petrovich Beldi. The Passar Shaman / Nikolai Petrovich Beldi. Applesauce / Mingo Chusanbovna Geiker -- 6. Gvasyugi Storytelling. Gounya / Valentina Tunsyanovna Kyalundzyuga. The Monkeys / Valentina Tunsyanovna Kyalundzyuga. Palam Padu -- The Hunter's Bag / Valentina Tunsyanovna Kyalundzyuga. Six Brothers and the Squirrels / Valentina Tunsyanovna Kyalundzyuga. Toad Wife / Valentina Tunsyanovna Kyalundzyuga. Seven Girls / Valentina Tunsyanovna Kyalundzyuga. Belye and Naundyaka / Valentina Tunsyanovna Kyalundzyuga. Gamuli / Valentina Tunsyanovna Kyalundzyuga -- 7. Ul'ichi Storytelling in Bulava. Ul'chi Bear Ceremony / Nadezhda Duvan. Two Sisters / Ymynda Ycha. Memories of a Shaman / Chana Marfan. The Sheat-fish / Sophia Anga. How Anga Became a Shaman / Sophia Anga. The Tiger Husband / Sophia Anga. Anga's Grandfather and the Tiger / Sophia Anga. Two Girls Who Married Tigers / Mado Sopchovna Dechuli. The Boy and the Tiger / Nina Vasilievna Munina. The Swan Girls / Anna Alexeevna (Nyura) Kavda. The Taimen Girl / Anna Alexeevna (Nyura) Kavda -- 8. Nanai Storytelling in Nizhnye Khalby and Kondon. The Geiker Clans / Valentin Ilych Geiker. The Flea Drum / Lyubov Feodorovna Samar. Lakicho / Lyubov Feodorovna Samar. The Girl and the Skull / Lyubov Feodorovna Samar. Bear and Fox / Lyubov Feodorovna Samar. Girl-Bride and Frog-Bride / Ksenia Ivanovna Digor. Two Old Women and Their Pants / Ksenia Ivanovna Digor. The Crocodile / Maria Borisovna Kile -- App. History of the Amur Peoples -- App. Readings on Siberian Shamanism
Summary Describes the lives of the people of the Amur during a period of dramatic transition, as they attempt to find some way to relate ancient traditions to an uncertain future. The author emphasizes the contributions of women in traditional and contemporary society, and their concerns with ecology and the education of children
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 248-252) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Tales -- Amur River Valley (China and Russia)
Women storytellers -- Amur River Valley (China and Russia)
Women shamans -- Amur River Valley (China and Russia)
Evenki (Asian people) -- Folklore
Women shamans -- Amur River Valley (China and Russia) -- Folklore
Legends -- Amur River Valley (China and Russia)
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Folklore & Mythology.
HISTORY -- Europe -- Russia & the Former Soviet Union.
Evenki (Asian people)
Women shamans
Women storytellers
Femmes chamans -- Amour, Vallée de l'.
Légendes -- Amour, Vallée de l'.
Contes -- Amour, Vallée de l'.
Amur River Valley
Genre/Form Folklore
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780773569003