Agayuliyararput/Our Way of Making Prayer: Kegginaqut, by Ann Fienup-Riordan,Marie Meade

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 ahead of missionary efforts compelled their decline, Agayuliyararput is a set of first-person money owed of the wealthy tradition surrounding Yup�ik mask. tales via thirty-three elders from far and wide southwestern Alaska, provided in parallel Yup�ik and English texts, contain a wealth of knowledge in regards to the production and serve as of mask and the surroundings within which they flourished. The full-length, unannotated tales are whole with beneficial properties of oral storytelling reminiscent of repetition and digression; the language of the English translation follows the Yup�ik idiom as heavily as possible.

Reminiscences in regards to the cultural environment of masked dancing are grouped into chapters at the conventional Yup�ik ceremonial cycle, using mask, lifestyles within the qasgiq (communal men�s house), the supression and revival of masked dancing, maskmaking, and dance and music. tales are grouped geographically, representing the Yukon, Kuskokwim, and coastal components. the themes of the tales and the mask made to accompany them are the Arctic animals, beings, and traditional forces on which people depended.

This booklet can be precious by means of the Yup�ik citizens of southwestern Alaska and a world viewers of linguists, folklorists, anthropologists, and paintings historians.

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