Agayuliyararput/Our Way of Making Prayer: Kegginaqut, by Ann Fienup-Riordan,Marie Meade

By Ann Fienup-Riordan,Marie Meade

Drawing at the remembrances of elders who have been born within the early 1900s and observed the final masked Yup�ik dances earlier than missionary efforts compelled their decline, Agayuliyararput is a set of first-person money owed of the wealthy tradition surrounding Yup�ik mask. tales via thirty-three elders from everywhere southwestern Alaska, offered in parallel Yup�ik and English texts, comprise a wealth of data in regards to the construction and serve as of mask and the surroundings during which they flourished. The full-length, unannotated tales are whole with positive factors of oral storytelling equivalent to repetition and digression; the language of the English translation follows the Yup�ik idiom as heavily as possible.

Reminiscences concerning the cultural atmosphere of masked dancing are grouped into chapters at the conventional Yup�ik ceremonial cycle, using mask, existence within the qasgiq (communal men�s house), the supression and revival of masked dancing, maskmaking, and dance and track. tales are grouped geographically, representing the Yukon, Kuskokwim, and coastal components. the themes of the tales and the mask made to accompany them are the Arctic animals, beings, and normal forces on which people depended.

This publication can be valuable by means of the Yup�ik citizens of southwestern Alaska and a global viewers of linguists, folklorists, anthropologists, and paintings historians.

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