Life Woven with Song

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Dauenhauer seamlessly weaves together memories of land, culture and community.

 

 

Dauenhauer is a mama, a grandma, a great-grandma, and a gifted writer, poet and storyteller who seamlessly weaves together memories of land, culture and community. Here are stories and poems of food and family, of ocean and rainforest, of beaches and boats, of courage, perseverance and trust, of the enduring relationship between the Tlingit people and the fish and animals, and the abundance that results from living in harmony with the land. And, of course, about this most sacred of fishes, salmon. They are “part of our identity,” Dauenhauer writes. “We need salmon to continue as physically, mentally, and spiritually healthy people.” From the teaching story of the boy who became a salmon, to childhood memories of trolling for salmon to some outrageous Raven stories and incredibly beautiful poetry, Dauenhauer invites the reader to savor her “slices of salmon.”

 

 

Author: Nora Marks Dauenhauer (Tlingit)

Illustrations: Black and white photos

Binding Availability: Paperback

Published: 2000

Tribes/Ethnic Groups: Tlingit