Birth & Rebirth on an Alaskan Island

Birth & Rebirth on an Alaskan Island

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qBirth and Rebirth on an Alaskan Island offers the fascinating story of Mary's life, from her experience growing up within the traditional society of Akhiok to her work as a teacher, a community health aide, a mother, a grandmother, and an Alutiiq midwife and healer. Through her story we discover a society that blended native Alutiiq culture with the Russian Orthodox teachings handed down from late-eighteenth- and nineteenth-century colonists; the mixed modern education and employment with a subsistence lifestyle; that sanctioned arranged marriages but upheld civil divorce laws; and, above all, that recovered its confidence in traditional healing - both of the body and of the community.q.aquot;Birth and Rebirth on an Alaskan Island offers the fascinating story of Marya#39;s life, from her experience growing up within the traditional society of Akhiok to her work as a teacher, a community health aide, a mother, a grandmother, and an ...


Title:Birth & Rebirth on an Alaskan Island
Author: Joanne B. Mulcahy
Publisher:University of Georgia Press - 2001-01-01
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