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Ahtna Travel Narratives: A Demonstration of Shared Geographic Knowledge among Alaska Athabascans Jim McKinley

Ahtna Travel Narratives: A Demonstration of Shared Geographic Knowledge among Alaska Athabascans

Jim McKinley

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ISBN : 9781555001056
143 pages
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Among the world’s foremost pedestrian foragers, the Ahtna tribe possesses a profound system of geographic knowledge that has facilitated travel and spatial cognition in Ahtna and other Athabascan languages. Shedding light on a number of precise... MoreAmong the world’s foremost pedestrian foragers, the Ahtna tribe possesses a profound system of geographic knowledge that has facilitated travel and spatial cognition in Ahtna and other Athabascan languages. Shedding light on a number of precise landscape classifications, including Ahtna place names and river directionals, these indigenous travel narratives represent walking tours comprising more than one thousand miles of traditional routes and trails in the Ahtna-language area. Providing context for these narratives are maps, photos, interviews, and a wealth of ethnographic, linguistic, historical, and methodological information.