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Two old women : an Alaska legend of betrayal, courage and survival, by Velma Wallis ; illustrations by Jim Grant

Label
Two old women : an Alaska legend of betrayal, courage and survival
Title
Two old women
Title remainder
an Alaska legend of betrayal, courage and survival
Statement of responsibility
by Velma Wallis ; illustrations by Jim Grant
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Two Old Women: An Alaska Legend of Betrayal, Courage and Survival is a classic Athabascan Indian tale of survival, filled with suspense and wisdom as told by Velma Wallis, an outstanding Native American writer. Her style is a refreshing blend of contemporary and traditional, and her choice of subject matter challenges the taboos of her past. Yet her themes are modern -- empowerment of women, the aging of America, and a growing interest in Native American values. Based on a legend told and retold for many generations in the remote Yukon River region of northeast Alaska, this is the tragic and shocking story (with an unexpected upbeat ending) of two elderly women who are abandoned by a migrating band facing starvation because of unusually harsh Arctic weather and a shortage of fish and game
Cataloging source
JRS
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Wallis, Velma
Dewey number
398.2/089972
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Grant, Jim
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gwich'in Indians
  • Athapascan Indians
  • Legends
Label
Two old women : an Alaska legend of betrayal, courage and survival, by Velma Wallis ; illustrations by Jim Grant
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published in 1993 by Epicenter Press. First HarperPerennial ed. published 1994
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Hunger and cold take their toll -- "Let us die trying" -- Recalling old skills -- A painful journey -- Map -- Saving a cache of fish -- Sadness among the people -- The stillness is broken -- A new beginning -- About the Gwich'in people
Dimensions
19 cm
Edition
First Perennial edition; tenth anniversary edition.
Extent
xiii, 140 pages
Isbn
9780062244987
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm55938402
  • (OCoLC)55938402
  • 1786575
Label
Two old women : an Alaska legend of betrayal, courage and survival, by Velma Wallis ; illustrations by Jim Grant
Publication
Note
Originally published in 1993 by Epicenter Press. First HarperPerennial ed. published 1994
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Hunger and cold take their toll -- "Let us die trying" -- Recalling old skills -- A painful journey -- Map -- Saving a cache of fish -- Sadness among the people -- The stillness is broken -- A new beginning -- About the Gwich'in people
Dimensions
19 cm
Edition
First Perennial edition; tenth anniversary edition.
Extent
xiii, 140 pages
Isbn
9780062244987
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm55938402
  • (OCoLC)55938402
  • 1786575

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