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By Ann Fienup-Riordan,Marie Meade

Drawing at the remembrances of elders who have been born within the early 1900s and observed the final masked Yup�ik dances prior to missionary efforts pressured their decline, Agayuliyararput is a suite of first-person bills of the wealthy tradition surrounding Yup�ik mask. tales by means of thirty-three elders from in every single place southwestern Alaska, offered in parallel Yup�ik and English texts, contain a wealth of data concerning the construction and serve as of mask and the surroundings within which they flourished. The full-length, unannotated tales are entire with good points of oral storytelling equivalent to repetition and digression; the language of the English translation follows the Yup�ik idiom as heavily as possible.

Reminiscences in regards to the cultural atmosphere of masked dancing are grouped into chapters at the conventional Yup�ik ceremonial cycle, using mask, lifestyles within the qasgiq (communal men�s house), the supression and revival of masked dancing, maskmaking, and dance and track. tales are grouped geographically, representing the Yukon, Kuskokwim, and coastal parts. the topics of the tales and the mask made to accompany them are the Arctic animals, beings, and common forces on which people depended.

This ebook should be precious through the Yup�ik citizens of southwestern Alaska and a global viewers of linguists, folklorists, anthropologists, and artwork historians.

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