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Myths and Legends of Alaska

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Myths and Legends of Alaska is a captivating anthology that delves into the rich folklore and storytelling traditions of the indigenous peoples of Alaska. Katharine Berry Judson masterfully weaves together tales of mythical creatures, heroic figures, and supernatural phenomena that have been passed down through generations.

The depth of research and respect for the cultural heritage of the Alaskan Natives is evident in Judson's writing. Each story is accompanied by insightful commentary that provides valuable context and sheds light on the significance of these myths in the lives of the people who have preserved them.

Readers will be transported to a world where spirits roam the land, animals possess magical powers, and the boundaries between the natural and supernatural realms blur. The vivid imagery and evocative language used in these myths bring the Alaskan landscape to life, immersing the reader in a world of wonder and mystery.

Myths and Legends of Alaska is a must-read for anyone interested in folklore, mythology, or the culture of Alaska. Judson's meticulous research and storytelling talent make this anthology a timeless and captivating collection of tales that will enchant readers of all ages.

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Editor Katharine Berry Judson collates and presents a narrative history of Alaskan Myths. Originally gathered and recorded by government ethnologists, she paints an overall picture of Alaskan history as told by its many tribes. From the Eskimo to the Tlingit, from the Tsetsaut to the Haida, the origin of the still-wild state begins with the great Bird (often called "Raven") and branches out, through its legends, in wonderful and amazing directions.

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