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Myths and Legends of Alaska (version 2)

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Myths and Legends of Alaska (version 2) by Katharine Berry Judson is a fascinating and comprehensive collection of stories that showcase the varied and rich cultural heritage of Alaska. The author has meticulously researched and compiled a wide range of myths, legends, and folklore from different indigenous groups in Alaska, providing readers with a glimpse into the spiritual beliefs and traditions of these communities.

One of the standout features of this book is the diversity of the stories included, which cover a wide range of themes such as creation myths, animal tales, and legends of supernatural beings. The author’s engaging storytelling style brings these tales to life, allowing readers to immerse themselves in the magical and mystical world of Alaska's indigenous peoples.

In addition to the captivating stories, the book also provides valuable historical and cultural context, helping readers to better understand the significance of these myths and legends within the cultural landscape of Alaska. Furthermore, the inclusion of maps, illustrations, and notes at the end of each chapter enhances the overall reading experience and aids in comprehension.

Overall, Myths and Legends of Alaska (version 2) is a must-read for anyone interested in Alaska's rich cultural heritage and indigenous traditions. Katharine Berry Judson's thorough research and engaging narrative make this book a valuable resource for those seeking to learn more about the myths and legends that have shaped Alaska's history and identity.

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The myths in this 1911 volume are authentic. The original collections were made by government ethnologists. Only the quaintest and purest of the myths have been selected. The leading myth of the North the Raven Myth, is given with a fair degree of completeness. . These tribes are included: Eskimo , Tlingit , Tsetsaut, Tlingit, Tsimshian, Athapascan , Eskimo , Eskimo , Koyukun, and Koryak . - Summary by Author's Preface and david wales

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