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The Gift of Knowledge / Ttn�wit �tawish Nch'inch'imam� - by Virginia R Beavert (Hardcover)

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Number of Pages: 208

Genre: Biography + Autobiography

Sub-Genre: Cultural, Ethnic & Regional

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: University of Washington Press

Age Range: Teen

Book theme: Native American & Aboriginal

Author: Virginia R Beavert

Language: English

Street Date: June 8, 2017
TCIN: 52063456
UPC: 9780295741659
Item Number (DPCI): 248-40-2958


"The Gift of Knowledge / Ttnuwit Atawish Nch'inch'imam�i is a treasure trove of material for those interested in Native American culture. Author Virginia Beavert grew up in a traditional, Indian-speaking household. Both her parents and her maternal grandmother were shamans, and her childhood was populated by people who spoke tribal dialects and languages: Nez Perce, Umatilla, Klikatat, and Yakima Ichishk�iin. Her work on Native languages began at age twelve, when she met linguist Melville Jacobs while working for his student, Margaret Kendell. When Jacobs realized that Beavert was a fluent speaker of the Klikatat language, he taught her to read and write the orthography he had developed to record Klikatat myths. After a stint in the U.S. Air Force during World War II, Beavert went on to earn graduate degrees in education and linguistics, and she has contributed to numerous projects for the preservation of Native language and teachings. Beavert narrates highlights from her own life and presents cultural teachings, oral history, and stories (many in bilingual Ishishk�iin-English format) about family life, religion, ceremonies, food gathering, and other aspects of traditional culture."--Provided by publisher.
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