Vaa Tseerii'in, Funny Gwich'in Stories and Games

Frank, Kenneth
September 2003
Arctic Anthropology;2003, Vol. 40 Issue 2, p56
Academic Journal
Focuses on the intergenerational transfer of oral culture in Kutchin Indian society. Learning and sharing of traditional stories and life experiences; Need for elders to develop the necessary skills and knowledge in transmitting oral traditions; Perspective of strength and resourcefulness.


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