Paperback / softback
June 30, 2021
9780295748245
English
400
60 color illus., 2 maps
9.00 Inches (US)
6.00 Inches (US)
1.85 Pounds (US)
$29.95 USD, £23.99 GBP
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Anakú Iwachá, second edition

Yakama Legends and Stories

Central to the Yakama oral tradition, storytelling enables Tribal Elders to share lessons, values, and customs with younger generations across the Columbia River plateau and the Pacific Northwest. Drawn from a time before the coming of human beings when animals were like people, the stories present characters and motifs that paint a bigger picture of the world as Yakama ancestors knew it.

The original edition of Anakú Iwachá featured stories that Yakama Tribal Elders recorded in several dialects of the Ichishkíin language that were collected and translated into English by renowned linguist and scholar Virginia Beavert. This new edition adds a preface from the Yakama Nation and essays on the history of the project and on Ichishkíin-language education. It includes four additional legends in Ichishkíin and English, annotations, an updated glossary, and more artwork by Tribal artists, helping readers, teachers, and students engage with the legends as teaching and learning tools and as a precious gift to current and future Yakama generations.

About the Authors

Virginia R. Beavert (Yakama) is author of The Gift of Knowledge / Ttnúwit Átawish Nch'inch'imamí: Reflections on Sahaptin Ways. Michelle M. Jacob (Yakama) is professor of Indigenous studies, director of the Sapsik'ałá (Teacher) Education Program at the University of Oregon, and author of Yakama Rising: Indigenous Cultural Revitalization, Activism, and Healing. Joana W. Jansen is a scholar of the Ichishkíin language and associate director of the Northwest Indian Language Institute at the University of Oregon.

Endorsements

"Our stories are precious to us because they are the teachings of our Elders who share important lessons through storytelling."—from the new preface from the Yakama Nation

9780295748245 : anaku-iwacha-2nd-edition-beavert-jacob-jansen
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400 Pages
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Other Titles by Virginia R. Beavert

The Gift of Knowledge / Ttnuwit Atawish Nch'inch'imamí

Virginia R. Beavert, edited by Janne L. Underriner
Aug 2019 - University of Washington Press
$24.95 USD - Paperback / softback

The Gift of Knowledge / Ttnúwit Átawish Nch'inch'imamí

Virginia R. Beavert, edited by Janne L. Underriner
Jun 2017 - University of Washington Press
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