Ahtna Travel Narratives: A Demonstration of Shared Geographic Knowledge Among Alaska Athabascans

Ahtna Travel Narratives: A Demonstration of Shared Geographic Knowledge Among Alaska Athabascans

By: Jim McKinley (contributor), Adam Sanford (contributor), Frank Stickwan (contributor), Jake Tansy (contributor), Katie John (contributor), James Kari (editor_and_translator)Paperback

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Among the world's foremost pedestrian foragers, the Ahtna Athabascans possess a profound system of geographic knowledge that has facilitated travel and spatial cognition in Ahtna and other Athabascan languages. Shedding light on a number of precise landscape classifications, including Ahtna place names and river directionals, these indigenous travel narratives represent walking tours comprising more than one thousand miles of traditional routes and trails in the Ahtna-language area. Provided context for these narratives are maps, photos, interviews, and a wealth of ethnographic, linguistic, historical, and methodological information.

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About Author

James Kari is professor emeritus of linguistics at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and the author or editor of numerous publications on Athabascan languages and peoples.

Product Details

  • publication date: 14/10/2011
  • ISBN13: 9781555001056
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 160
  • ID: 9781555001056
  • weight: 454
  • ISBN10: 155500105X

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