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Labrador Innu Myths and Legends
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TitleSheshatshiu-Atanukana Mak Tipatshimuna Book 1
CollectorLefebvre, Madeleine; Lanari, Robert
PublisherLabrador Innu Text Project
Place of PublicationSt. John's, N.L.
SubjectMontagnais Indians--Newfoundland and Labrador--Sheshatshiu--Folklore
Naskapi Indians--Newfoundland and Labrador--Sheshatshiu--Folklore
Montagnais language--Newfoundland and Labrador--Sheshatshiu--Texts
Naskapi language--Newfoundland and Labrador--Sheshatshiu--Texts
Tales--Newfoundland and Labrador--Sheshatshiu
Legends--Newfoundland and Labrador--Sheshatshiu
Sheshatshiu (Labrador, N.L.)--Folklore
EditorMailhot, José
DescriptionThe 29 Innu-aimun stories featured here (in four volumes) were originally collected in Sheshatshiu, Labrador in 1967 and are part of a larger collection of sound recordings. Some of the stories feature the original audio recording. All have been transcribed in the Innu common spelling system. The spelling has been standardized, punctuation added, and the stories divided into paragraphs. The text layout is such that narration is clearly distinguishable from dialogue, as well as from asides by the storytellers. In some cases double or triple sets of quotation marks were necessary, in order to distinguish between different levels of reported speech, a characteristic of Innu narrative style. Finally, the repetitions, hesitations and 'false starts' that are characteristic of the oral versions of the stories have been removed. The texts presented here are therefore a literary version of the tales recited by the storytellers in 1967.
ContributorsAndrew, Etien; Bacon, Joséphine; MacKenzie, Marguerite
Title in EnglishMyths and tales from Sheshatshit
NoteThis booklet is a publication of the Labrador Innu Text Project, directed by Marguerite MacKenzie, Memorial University of Newfoundland.
Local Call NumberPM 1924 A2 L43 1999 V.1
Resource TypeBook; Audio
SourcePaper text held in the Centre for Newfoundland Studies.
Audio files held in the Linguistics Department, Memorial University of Newfoundland.
CollectionLabrador Innu Myths and Legends