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Two old women: An Alaska Legend of Betrayal, Courage and Survival

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HarperCollins,
Pub. Date:
2013.
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English
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IL: UG - BL: 6.4 - AR Pts: 3
Lexile measure:
1030L
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An Athabascan Indian of Alaska's Yukon flats, author Velma Wallis retells a classic legend wherein two old women are abandoned by their tribe during a brutal winter famine and must survive on their own or die trying. A wise and simple story now in paperback. Winner of a 1993 Western State Book Award.
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9780945397182
9780062244994
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1030L
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display_description Based on an Athabascan Indian legend passed along for many generations from mothers to daughters of the upper Yukon River Valley in Alaska, this is the suspenseful, shocking, ultimately inspirational tale of two old women abandoned by their tribe during a brutal winter famine. Though these women have been known to complain more than contribute, they now must either survive on their own or die trying. In simple but vivid detail, Velma Wallis depicts a landscape and way of life that are at once merciless and starkly beautiful. In her old women, she has created two heroines of steely determination whose story of betrayal, friendship, community, and forgiveness "speaks straight to the heart with clarity, sweetness, and wisdom" (Ursula K. Le Guin).
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subject_facet Athapascan Indians -- Folklore
Athapascan Indians -- Legends
Electronic books
Gwich'in Indians -- Folklore
Gwich'in Indians -- Legends
Literary -- FICTION
Native American -- LITERARY CRITICISM
Native American Studies -- Ethnic Studies
title_display Two old women : an Alaska legend of betrayal, courage, and survival
title_full Two Old Women An Alaska Legend of Betrayal, Courage and Survival [eBook] Wallis, Velma.
Two old women : an Alaska legend of betrayal, courage, and survival / by Velma Wallis ; illustrations by Jim Grant
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Gwich'in Indians
Literary
Native American
Native American Studies