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Monday March 29, 2010 in Books
Henry W. Tate (d. 1914) was a Tsimshian informant to ethnographer Franz Boas. Tate first wrote these stories in English before giving Boas the Tsimshian equivalent during the decade of 1903-1913. Boas published the stories in the much-consulted classic of ethnology, Tsimshian Mythology, in 1916. Through Ralph Maud’s selection of the best of Tate’s original stories, we can see the actual creative writer behind Boas’ revised texts, now preserved much closer to the way Tate originally intended.
ISBN 13: 9780889223332 | ISBN 10: 889223335
6 W x 9 H inches | 176 pages
$18.95 CAN / $14.95 US
Backlist | Non-Fiction | Bisac: SOC002010
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Maud acts as restorer, stripping away attitudes and prosody to reveal the vitality of the original text.
— Vancouver Sun
About the ContributorsHenry Tate
Henry Wellington Tate (circa 1860 – 1914) was an oral historian from the Tsimshian First Nation in British Columbia, Canada, best known for his work with the anthropologist Franz Boas. In Transmission Difficulties: Franz Boas and Tsimshian Mythology, the literary historian Ralph Maud expands further on the relationship between Henry Tate and Franz Boas.Ralph Maud
Ralph Maud (1928–2014) was the author of a number of books on Charles Olsen as well as the editor of a number of books on Dylan Thomas. He was also a noted ethnographer and editor of ethnographic books. Maud was a professor at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia.Ralph Maud
Ralph Maud (1928–2014) was the author of a number of books on Charles Olsen as well as the editor of a number of books on Dylan Thomas. He was also a noted ethnographer and editor of ethnographic books. Maud was a professor at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia.
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