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The Resource Blonde Indian : an Alaska Native memoir, Ernestine Hayes

Blonde Indian : an Alaska Native memoir, Ernestine Hayes

Label
Blonde Indian : an Alaska Native memoir
Title
Blonde Indian
Title remainder
an Alaska Native memoir
Statement of responsibility
Ernestine Hayes
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In the spring, the bear returns to the forest, the glacier returns to its source, and the salmon returns to the fresh water where it was spawned. Drawing on the special relationship that the Native people of southeastern Alaska have always had with nature, Blonde Indian is a story about returning."
  • "Told in layers that blend Native stories and metaphor with social and spiritual journeys, this enchanting memoir traces the author's life from her difficult childhood growing up in the Tlingit community, through her adulthood, during which she lived for some time in Seattle and San Francisco, and eventually to her return home. Ernestine Hayes's journey away from her native land and back is complicated by her racially mixed heritage. Neither fully Native American nor Euro-American, Hayes encounters a unique sense of alienation from both her Native community and the dominant culture
  • We witness her struggles alongside other Tlingit men and women - many of whom never left their Native community but wrestle with their own challenges, including unemployment, prejudice, alcoholism, and poverty." "The author's personal journey, the symbolic stories of contemporary Natives, and the tales and legends that have circulated among the Tlingit people for centuries are all woven together, making Blonde Indian much more than the story of one woman's life. Filled with anecdotes, descriptions, and histories that are unique to the Tlingit community, this book is a document of cultural heritage, a tribute to the Alaskan landscape, and a testament to how going back - in nature and in life - allows movement forward."--Jacket
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hayes, Ernestine
Dewey number
  • 979.8004/97270092
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • PS501
  • E99
  • E99.T6
LC item number
  • .S85 vol. 57
  • H29 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Sun tracks
Series volume
v. 57
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hayes, Ernestine
  • Hayes, Ernestine
  • Tlingit Indians
  • Tlingit women
  • Tlingit Indians
  • Alaska
  • Manners and customs
  • Tlingit Indians
  • Tlingit Indians
  • Tlingit women
  • Alaska
Label
Blonde Indian : an Alaska Native memoir, Ernestine Hayes
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip065/2005037307.html
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Haa shagoon : our ancestors
  • The retreating glacier
  • The emerging forest
  • The climax forest
  • The bog
  • Acknowledgments
Control code
ocm62741447
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
172 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780816525386
Lccn
2005037307
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
  • 9780816525386
  • 9780816525379
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)62741447
Label
Blonde Indian : an Alaska Native memoir, Ernestine Hayes
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip065/2005037307.html
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Haa shagoon : our ancestors
  • The retreating glacier
  • The emerging forest
  • The climax forest
  • The bog
  • Acknowledgments
Control code
ocm62741447
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
172 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780816525386
Lccn
2005037307
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
  • 9780816525386
  • 9780816525379
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)62741447

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