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Clive Gilson

Qugaaĝix̂ – First Nation Tales From Alaska & The Arctic

There are many sources & traditions within Native American storytelling & mythologies. These tales are a selection of those told by the tribes & peoples of the far north.
Like all mythology, Inuit myths and legends are both entertaining and instructive. The Inuit designated the powers of good and evil to deities living in a spirit world closely entwined with the starkly beautiful northern landscape. These tales were intrinsically linked to Inuit shamanism.
Inuit myths and legends are usually short dramatic forms dealing with the wonders of the world: the creation, the heavens, birth, love, hunting and sharing food, respect for the aged, polygamy, murder, infanticide, incest, death and the mystery of afterlife.
These tales are an absolute delight to discover, showing just how deep & rich are the veins of folk & tribal lore across the Americas.
243 printed pages
Original publication
2020
Publisher
Clive Gilson

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