A Story as Sharp as a Knife: The Classical Haida Mythtellers and Their World

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Table of contents

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  • Books by Robert Brinchurst 2
  • Title Page 3
  • Contents 6
  • Acknowledgements 10
  • Prologue: Reading What Cannot Be Written 13
  • 1: Schwaansing *
  • 1: Goose Food 27
  • 2: Spoken Music 50
  • 3: The One They Hand Along 65
  • 4: Wealth Has Big Eyes 100
  • 5: Oral Tradition and the Individual Talent 111
  • 2: Sting *
  • 6: The Anthropologist and the Dogfish 135
  • 7: Who's Related to Whom? 155
  • 8: The Epic Dream 173
  • 9: The Shaping of the Canon 201
  • 10: The Flyting of Skaay and Xhyuu 213
  • 3: Hlchunuhl *
  • 11: You Are That Too 221
  • 12: Sleek Blue Beings 236
  • 13: The Iridescent Silence of the Trickster 263
  • 14: The Last People in the World 277
  • 4: Stansing *
  • 15: A Knife That Could Open Its Mouth 295
  • 16: The Historian of Ttanuu 315
  • 17: Chase What's Gone 332
  • 5: Tliihl *
  • 18: A Blue Hole in the Heart 339
  • 19: The Prosody of Meaning 361
  • 20: Shellheap of the Gods 372
  • 21: 1 November 1908 383
  • 22: How the Town Mother's Wife Became the Widow of Her Husband's Sister's Sons 393
  • Appendices *
  • Appendix 1 - Haida Spelling and Pronunciation 415
  • Appendix 2 - Haida as a Written Language 418
  • Appendix 3 - Spelling of Other Native American Languages 423
  • Appendix 4 - The Structure of Skaay's Raven Travelling: the Poem of the Elders 430
  • Appendix 5 - Haida Village Names 434
  • Appendix 6 - A Short Pronouncing Glossary of Haida People and Places 436
  • Notes 439
  • Select Bibliography 493
  • Index 517
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