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Main Title First fish, first people : salmon tales of the North Pacific rim /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Roche, Judith,
McHutchison, Meg,
Publisher One Reel : University of Washington Press,
Year Published 1998
OCLC Number 38879379
ISBN 0295977396; 9780295977393
Subjects Indians of North America--Northwest Coast of North America--Folklore ; Indigenous peoples--Northwest Coast of North America--Folklore ; Salmon--Folklore ; Indians of North America--Fishing--Northwest Coast of North America ; Indigenous peoples--Fishing--Northwest Coast of North America ; Salmon--Literary collections ; Ainu--Folklore ; Nanai (Asian people)--Folklore ; Indigenous peoples--North America ; Erzählung ; Lachs ; Indiens--Canada--Colombie-britannique--Folklore ; Tlingit (Indiens)--Alaska (âEtats-Unis)--Folklore ; Aèinous (peuple d'Asie)--Japon--Folklore ; Saumons--Légendes ; Nordwestkèustenindianer ; Eskimo
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ERAM  E78.N78F47 1998 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 06/15/2005
ESAM  E78.N78F47 1998 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 11/05/1999
Edition 1st ed.
Collation 199 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Map of the North Pacific Rim on endpapers. Includes bibliographical references (pages 192-193).
Contents Notes
The arc of land and water forming the North Pacific Rim is a cut lace work of rivers running to the great ocean. The salmon, sacred to people who lived along the pathways of its journey, once engorged these rivers, but no more. Thirteen writers from cultures profoundly connected to salmon were asked to write about "the fish of the gods" from both a historical and a contemporary perspective. These writers from two continents and four countries are Ainu from Japan; Nyvkh from Sakhalin; Ulchi from Siberia; Okanagan and Coastal Salish from Canada; and Makah, Warm Springs and Spokane from the United States. Their writing celebrates the blessedness and mourns the loss of the salmon while alerting us to current dangers and conditions.