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The Giant Eagle and other stories (hc) By John Peastitute
Hardcover: $17.45
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Casewrap hardcover book. This book is a collection of short stories in Naskapi that features both kinds of traditional Algonquian storytelling genres, tipâchimûna (stories) and... More > âtiyûhkinich (legends). It features some eyewitness accounts of remarkable events on the land, as well as traditional Naskapi legends like "The Giant Eagle". This is the fourth book in a series prepared for reading in Naskapi and in English by the Naskapi Development Corporation. John Peastitute (1896-1981) was a Naskapi Elder who was a well respected as a story-keeper and storyteller. His repertoire of both tipâchimûna and âtiyûhkinich was extensive, and his performances engaging. The tape recordings of his stories that have survived to be preserved, processed and studied are a precious legacy. "The Giant Eagle" collection also contains two other legends, “The Dancing Ants” and “Umayichis” which have also been previously published by NDC as children’s books.< Less
The Giant Eagle and other stories By John Peastitute
Hardcover: $22.33
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Library-quality hardcover book with dust-jacket. This book is a collection of short stories in Naskapi that features both kinds of traditional Algonquian storytelling genres, tipâchimûna... More > (stories) and âtiyûhkinich (legends). It features some eyewitness accounts of remarkable events on the land, as well as traditional Naskapi legends like “The Giant Eagle”. This is the fourth book in a series prepared for reading in Naskapi and in English by the Naskapi Development Corporation. John Peastitute (1896-1981) was a Naskapi Elder who was a well respected as a story-keeper and storyteller. His repertoire of both tipâchimûna and âtiyûhkinich was extensive, and his performances engaging. The tape recordings of his stories that have survived to be preserved, processed and studied are a precious legacy. "The Giant Eagle" collection also contains two other legends, “The Dancing Ants” and “Umayichis” which have also been previously published by NDC as children’s books.< Less
The Giant Eagle and other stories By John Peastitute
Hardcover: $26.12
Prints in 3-5 business days
Library-quality hardcover book with dust-jacket. This book is a collection of short stories in Naskapi that features both kinds of traditional Algonquian storytelling genres, tipâchimûna... More > (stories) and âtiyûhkinich (legends). It features some eyewitness accounts of remarkable events on the land, as well as traditional Naskapi legends like “The Giant Eagle”. This is the fourth book in a series prepared for reading in Naskapi and in English by the Naskapi Development Corporation. John Peastitute (1896-1981) was a Naskapi Elder who was a well respected as a story-keeper and storyteller. His repertoire of both tipâchimûna and âtiyûhkinich was extensive, and his performances engaging. The tape recordings of his stories that have survived to be preserved, processed and studied are a precious legacy. "The Giant Eagle" collection also contains two other legends, “The Dancing Ants” and “Umayichis” which have also been previously published by NDC as children’s books.< Less
Umayichis: A Naskapi Legend (for older readers, hardcover Big Book) By John Peastitute
Hardcover: $72.43
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Traditional Naskapi "weather-changing" legend. This is a legend about a man-like being that forms spontaneously from human excrement left behind after a group of Naskapi leave their... More > campsite. Advisory: English translation contains vulgar slang.< Less
Umayichis: A Naskapi Legend (hardcover Big Book) By John Peastitute
Hardcover: $72.28
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Traditional Naskapi "weather-changing" legend. This is a legend about a man-like being that forms spontaneously from human excrement left behind after a group of Naskapi leave their... More > campsite. Child-friendly edition.< Less
Umayichis: A Naskapi Legend (for older readers) By John Peastitute
Paperback: $13.31
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Traditional Naskapi "weather-changing" legend. This is a legend about a man-like being that forms spontaneously from human excrement left behind after a group of Naskapi leave their... More > campsite. Advisory: English translation contains vulgar slang.< Less
Umayichis: A Naskapi Legend By John Peastitute
Paperback: $13.26
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Traditional Naskapi "weather-changing" legend. This is a legend about a man-like being that forms spontaneously from human excrement left behind after a group of Naskapi leave their... More > campsite. (Child-friendly edition).< Less
Chahkapas: A Naskapi Legend (hc) By John Peastitute
Hardcover: $17.44
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Casewrap hardcover book. This book of the Chahkapas hero legend cycle is the second book in a series prepared for reading in Naskapi and in English by the Naskapi Development Corporation. John... More > Peastitute (1896 - 1981) was a Naskapi Elder who was not only well respected as a story-keeper, but also as a storyteller. His repertoire of both tipâchimûna (stories) and âtiyûhkinich (legends) was extensive, and his performances engaging. The tape recordings of his stories that have survived to be preserved, processed and studied are a precious legacy. The Chahkapas stories tell of the small but mighty hero who snares the sun, is swallowed by a fish, rescues his sister, and avenges the death of his parents by the monster Kachituskw.< Less
Kuihkwahchaw: Naskapi Wolverine Stories By John Peastitute
Hardcover: $22.35
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Library-quality hardcover book with dust-jacket. This book of Wolverine “trickster” legends is the first collection in a series presented for reading in Naskapi and in English by the... More > Naskapi Development Corporation. John Peastitute (1896 - 1981) was a Naskapi Elder who was not only well respected as a story-keeper, but also as a storyteller. His repertoire of both tipâchimûna (stories) and âtiyûhkinich (legends) was extensive, and his performances engaging. The tape recordings of his stories that have survived to be preserved, processed and studied are a precious legacy.< Less
The Giant Eagle and other stories (sc) By John Peastitute
Paperback: $10.16
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Softcover (paperback) book. This book is a collection of short stories in Naskapi that features both kinds of traditional Algonquian storytelling genres, tipâchimûna (stories) and... More > âtiyûhkinich (legends). It features some eyewitness accounts of remarkable events on the land, as well as traditional Naskapi legends like “The Giant Eagle”. This is the fourth book in a series prepared for reading in Naskapi and in English by the Naskapi Development Corporation. John Peastitute (1896-1981) was a Naskapi Elder who was a well respected as a story-keeper and storyteller. His repertoire of both tipâchimûna and âtiyûhkinich was extensive, and his performances engaging. The tape recordings of his stories that have survived to be preserved, processed and studied are a precious legacy. "The Giant Eagle" collection also contains two other legends, “The Dancing Ants” and “Umayichis” which have also been previously published by NDC as children’s books.< Less