Ancient Land: Sacred Whale

Ancient Land: Sacred Whale

By: Tom Lowenstein (author)Paperback

More than 4 weeks availability


On a tiny peninsula, the Inuit of Tikigaq worshipped the whales they killed, evolving an elaborate system of myths and rituals to accompany the hunt. Lowenstein began to explore these in 1973 and recorded the complex tales of the elders, providing a classic text on the vanishing culture of the North Alaskan wilderness.

Create a review

About Author

Tom Lowenstein worked with storytellers in Point Hope, Alaska, between 1973 and 1988. He now lives in London with his partner and two daughters. He is currently working on a study of contact in the nineteenth century between Point Hope Inuit and Euro-Americans.

Product Details

  • publication date: 05/07/2011
  • ISBN13: 9781846555763
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 181
  • ID: 9781846555763
  • weight: 234
  • ISBN10: 1846555760

Delivery Information

  • Saver Delivery: Yes
  • 1st Class Delivery: Yes
  • Courier Delivery: Yes
  • Store Delivery: Yes

Prices are for internet purchases only. Prices and availability in WHSmith Stores may vary significantly