TITLE

Keeper of the Sacred Bundle-- Alaska

PUB. DATE
March 2012
SOURCE
Whispering Wind;2012, Vol. 40 Issue 6, p26
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses Elaagna mallra, also known as Sergie Nick, a teacher that functioned as a keeper, one who keeps and tells stories important to a Native American tribe, clan or village's culture, at Pitka's Point, a village in Alaska. Elaagna told stories and taught students the Yup'ik language and cultural skills including sled-building, carving, and sewing skins. The cultural importance of a keeper and the influence of western culture on Native American tradition are discussed.
ACCESSION #
76152792

 

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