Legendary hunters

Legendary hunters

The whaling indians: West Coast legends and stories — Part 9 of the Sapir-Thomas Nootka texts

By Edward Sapir , Morris Swadesh , Alexander Thomas , John Thomas

457 Pages · January 1 2003

PDF ISBN: 9781772823042

Availability: In stock

27.99 $ CA

Description

Legendary Hunters features twenty-eight accounts of traditional hunting life among the Nuu-chah-nulth (Nootka) peoples of Canada’s West Coast. Drawn from a collection of oral history gathered between 1910 and 1923, these narratives present a vivid portrait of whaling from a First Nations perspective. These accounts outline methods of hunting Humpback and Gray Whales, while also detailing the long preparatory rituals that helped guarantee success.

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