Lore of St. Lawrence Island - Echoes of our Eskimo Elders -- 3 Volumes
January 1, 1985
Volume 2 of the Lore of St. Lawrence Island, like Volume 1, is a collection of authentic narratives related by the elders living on this island in the Bering Sea, some 150 miles southwest of Nome, but only 40 miles from the Chukotsky Peninsula in Soviet Siberia.
The chapters in Volume 1 were contributed by the elders of the village of Gambell. The contents of this volume, on the other hand, are by the elders of Savoonga, the only other village on the island today.
In this volume you will find --in both the original Eskimo and a parallel English translation-- the accounts of twelve elders who were born at the turn of the century.
Their stories reveal for us a way of life relatively untouched by western culture. They describe early island history, the introduction of reindeer herding, and the consequent birth and growth of the village of Savoonga.