The stories of Alaska Native people

The story of Kunuuksaayuka is only one of many, many stories that have been handed down in a vibrant oral storytelling tradition by Alaska Native people.


If you’d like to read more stories, you might like to explore the following books (they can be hard to find…check your local library or bookstore or an online bookseller such as Amazon or Barnes & Noble).

The Dall Sheep Dinner Guest – Inupiaq Narratives of Northwest Alaska by Wanni W. Anderson. University of Alaska Press, 2005.
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Stories for Future Generations – The Oratory of Yup’ik Eskimo Elder Paul John, translated by Sophie Shield, edited by Ann Fienup-Riordan, University of Washington Press, 2003
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The Eskimo Storyteller – Folktales from Noatak, Alaska by Edwin S. Hall, Jr., University of Alaska Press, 1998
Purchase on Amazon

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