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Author Halpern, Abraham Meyer.
Title Stories from Quechan oral literature / A.M. Halpern and Amy Miller ; told by Rosita Carr ... [et al.] ; translated by Barbara Levy ... [et al.]
Publication Info Cambridge : Open Book Publishers, c2014.



Descript 1 online resource (xii, 535 p.) : ports.
Note Available through Open Book Publishers.
The stories are presented here in a bilingual format, with the original Quechan on the even-numbered pages and a line-matched English translation on the facing (odd-numbered) pages.
Contents Notes on Contributors -- Foreword by Mark Turin -- Introduction by Amy Miller -- Part I: The stories and their cultural context -- Part II: How this volume came about -- Acknowledgments -- References -- 1. The Man Who Bothered Ants -- The Man Who Bothered Ants, told by Jessie Webb Escalante -- 2. Two Stories about the Orphan Boy and the Monster -- 'Aréey, told by an anonymous Quechan elder -- TsakwshᣠKwapaaxkyée (Seven Heads), told by John Comet -- 3. Xarathó -- Xarathó, told by Jessie Webb Escalante -- 4. Three Stories about Kwayúu -- Kwayúu, told by Mary Kelly Escalanti -- Kwayúu, told by Josefa Hartt -- Púk Atsé, told by Rosita Carr -- 5. Three Stories about Old Lady Sanyuuxáv -- 'Aakóoy Sanyuuxáv, told by an anonymous Quechan elder -- 'Aakóoy Sanyuuxáv, told by Josefa Hartt -- Shakwatxót, told by John Comet -- 6. 'Aavém Kwasám -- 'Aavém Kwasám, told by Tom Kelly.
Note Open access resource providing free access.
"The Quechan are a Yuman people who have traditionally lived along the lower part of the Colorado River in California and Arizona. They are well known as warriors, artists, and traders, and they also have a rich oral tradition. The stories in this volume were told by tribal elders in the 1970s and early 1980s. The eleven narratives in this volume take place at the beginning of time and introduce the reader to a variety of traditional characters, including the infamous Coyote and also Kwayúu the giant, Old Lady Sanyuuxáv and her twin sons, and the Man Who Bothered Ants. This book makes a long-awaited contribution to the oral literature and mythology of the American Southwest, and its format and organization are of special interest. Narratives are presented in the original language and in the storytellers' own words. A prosodically-motivated broken-line format captures the rhetorical structure and local organization of the oral delivery and calls attention to stylistic devices such as repetition and syntactic parallelism. Facing-page English translation provides a key to the original Quechan for the benefit of language learners. The stories are organized into "story complexes" that is, clusters of narratives with overlapping topics, characters, and events, told from diverse perspectives. In presenting not just stories but story complexes, this volume captures the art of storytelling and illuminates the complexity and interconnectedness of an important body of oral literature. Stories from Quechan Oral Literature provides invaluable reading for anyone interested in Native American cultural heritage and oral traditions more generally."--Publisher's website.
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Some rights are reserved. This book is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 International Licence (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). For more detailed information consult the publishers website.
ISBN 9781909254879 (pdf)
9781909254886 (epub)
9781909254893 (mobi)
ISSN 2054-362X
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Author Halpern, Abraham Meyer.
Series [World oral literature series v. 6]
World oral literature series ; v. 6. 2054-362X
Subject Yuma Indians -- Folklore.
Yuman languages -- Texts.
Alt author Miller, Amy, 1961-
Carr, Rosita.
Levy, Barbara Abramoff, 1949-
Cambridge University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. World Oral Literature Project.
Open Book Publishers.
Descript 1 online resource (xii, 535 p.) : ports.
Note Available through Open Book Publishers.
The stories are presented here in a bilingual format, with the original Quechan on the even-numbered pages and a line-matched English translation on the facing (odd-numbered) pages.
Contents Notes on Contributors -- Foreword by Mark Turin -- Introduction by Amy Miller -- Part I: The stories and their cultural context -- Part II: How this volume came about -- Acknowledgments -- References -- 1. The Man Who Bothered Ants -- The Man Who Bothered Ants, told by Jessie Webb Escalante -- 2. Two Stories about the Orphan Boy and the Monster -- 'Aréey, told by an anonymous Quechan elder -- TsakwshᣠKwapaaxkyée (Seven Heads), told by John Comet -- 3. Xarathó -- Xarathó, told by Jessie Webb Escalante -- 4. Three Stories about Kwayúu -- Kwayúu, told by Mary Kelly Escalanti -- Kwayúu, told by Josefa Hartt -- Púk Atsé, told by Rosita Carr -- 5. Three Stories about Old Lady Sanyuuxáv -- 'Aakóoy Sanyuuxáv, told by an anonymous Quechan elder -- 'Aakóoy Sanyuuxáv, told by Josefa Hartt -- Shakwatxót, told by John Comet -- 6. 'Aavém Kwasám -- 'Aavém Kwasám, told by Tom Kelly.
Note Open access resource providing free access.
"The Quechan are a Yuman people who have traditionally lived along the lower part of the Colorado River in California and Arizona. They are well known as warriors, artists, and traders, and they also have a rich oral tradition. The stories in this volume were told by tribal elders in the 1970s and early 1980s. The eleven narratives in this volume take place at the beginning of time and introduce the reader to a variety of traditional characters, including the infamous Coyote and also Kwayúu the giant, Old Lady Sanyuuxáv and her twin sons, and the Man Who Bothered Ants. This book makes a long-awaited contribution to the oral literature and mythology of the American Southwest, and its format and organization are of special interest. Narratives are presented in the original language and in the storytellers' own words. A prosodically-motivated broken-line format captures the rhetorical structure and local organization of the oral delivery and calls attention to stylistic devices such as repetition and syntactic parallelism. Facing-page English translation provides a key to the original Quechan for the benefit of language learners. The stories are organized into "story complexes" that is, clusters of narratives with overlapping topics, characters, and events, told from diverse perspectives. In presenting not just stories but story complexes, this volume captures the art of storytelling and illuminates the complexity and interconnectedness of an important body of oral literature. Stories from Quechan Oral Literature provides invaluable reading for anyone interested in Native American cultural heritage and oral traditions more generally."--Publisher's website.
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Some rights are reserved. This book is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 International Licence (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). For more detailed information consult the publishers website.
ISBN 9781909254879 (pdf)
9781909254886 (epub)
9781909254893 (mobi)
ISSN 2054-362X
Author Halpern, Abraham Meyer.
Series [World oral literature series v. 6]
World oral literature series ; v. 6. 2054-362X
Subject Yuma Indians -- Folklore.
Yuman languages -- Texts.
Alt author Miller, Amy, 1961-
Carr, Rosita.
Levy, Barbara Abramoff, 1949-
Cambridge University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. World Oral Literature Project.
Open Book Publishers.

Subject Yuma Indians -- Folklore.
Yuman languages -- Texts.
Descript 1 online resource (xii, 535 p.) : ports.
Note Available through Open Book Publishers.
The stories are presented here in a bilingual format, with the original Quechan on the even-numbered pages and a line-matched English translation on the facing (odd-numbered) pages.
Contents Notes on Contributors -- Foreword by Mark Turin -- Introduction by Amy Miller -- Part I: The stories and their cultural context -- Part II: How this volume came about -- Acknowledgments -- References -- 1. The Man Who Bothered Ants -- The Man Who Bothered Ants, told by Jessie Webb Escalante -- 2. Two Stories about the Orphan Boy and the Monster -- 'Aréey, told by an anonymous Quechan elder -- TsakwshᣠKwapaaxkyée (Seven Heads), told by John Comet -- 3. Xarathó -- Xarathó, told by Jessie Webb Escalante -- 4. Three Stories about Kwayúu -- Kwayúu, told by Mary Kelly Escalanti -- Kwayúu, told by Josefa Hartt -- Púk Atsé, told by Rosita Carr -- 5. Three Stories about Old Lady Sanyuuxáv -- 'Aakóoy Sanyuuxáv, told by an anonymous Quechan elder -- 'Aakóoy Sanyuuxáv, told by Josefa Hartt -- Shakwatxót, told by John Comet -- 6. 'Aavém Kwasám -- 'Aavém Kwasám, told by Tom Kelly.
Note Open access resource providing free access.
"The Quechan are a Yuman people who have traditionally lived along the lower part of the Colorado River in California and Arizona. They are well known as warriors, artists, and traders, and they also have a rich oral tradition. The stories in this volume were told by tribal elders in the 1970s and early 1980s. The eleven narratives in this volume take place at the beginning of time and introduce the reader to a variety of traditional characters, including the infamous Coyote and also Kwayúu the giant, Old Lady Sanyuuxáv and her twin sons, and the Man Who Bothered Ants. This book makes a long-awaited contribution to the oral literature and mythology of the American Southwest, and its format and organization are of special interest. Narratives are presented in the original language and in the storytellers' own words. A prosodically-motivated broken-line format captures the rhetorical structure and local organization of the oral delivery and calls attention to stylistic devices such as repetition and syntactic parallelism. Facing-page English translation provides a key to the original Quechan for the benefit of language learners. The stories are organized into "story complexes" that is, clusters of narratives with overlapping topics, characters, and events, told from diverse perspectives. In presenting not just stories but story complexes, this volume captures the art of storytelling and illuminates the complexity and interconnectedness of an important body of oral literature. Stories from Quechan Oral Literature provides invaluable reading for anyone interested in Native American cultural heritage and oral traditions more generally."--Publisher's website.
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Some rights are reserved. This book is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 International Licence (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). For more detailed information consult the publishers website.
Alt author Miller, Amy, 1961-
Carr, Rosita.
Levy, Barbara Abramoff, 1949-
Cambridge University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. World Oral Literature Project.
Open Book Publishers.
ISBN 9781909254879 (pdf)
9781909254886 (epub)
9781909254893 (mobi)
ISSN 2054-362X

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