By Ann Fienup-Riordan,Marie Meade
Drawing at the remembrances of elders who have been born within the early 1900s and observed the final masked Yup�ik dances sooner than missionary efforts pressured their decline, Agayuliyararput is a set of first-person money owed of the wealthy tradition surrounding Yup�ik mask. tales by means of thirty-three elders from everywhere southwestern Alaska, provided in parallel Yup�ik and English texts, contain a wealth of data in regards to the construction and serve as of mask and the surroundings during which they flourished. The full-length, unannotated tales are whole with positive factors of oral storytelling comparable to repetition and digression; the language of the English translation follows the Yup�ik idiom as heavily as possible.
Reminiscences concerning the cultural surroundings of masked dancing are grouped into chapters at the conventional Yup�ik ceremonial cycle, using mask, existence within the qasgiq (communal men�s house), the supression and revival of masked dancing, maskmaking, and dance and tune. tales are grouped geographically, representing the Yukon, Kuskokwim, and coastal parts. the themes of the tales and the mask made to accompany them are the Arctic animals, beings, and ordinary forces on which people depended.
This e-book should be precious through the Yup�ik citizens of southwestern Alaska and a world viewers of linguists, folklorists, anthropologists, and paintings historians.
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Agayuliyararput/Our Way of Making Prayer: Kegginaqut, Kangiit-llu/Yup'ik Masks and the Stories They Tell by Ann Fienup-Riordan,Marie Meade