The Porcupine Hunter and Other Stories Front Cover

Paperback / softback
ISBN: 9780889223332
Pages: 176
Pub. Date: January 1 1994
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 0.5"
Rights: Available: WORLD
Non-Fiction / SOC002010

  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural & Social

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The Porcupine Hunter and Other Stories

Edited by Ralph Maud
By Henry W. Tate
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.

“Maud acts as restorer, stripping away attitudes and prosody to reveal the vitality of the original text.”
Vancouver Sun