Ute Texts

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This second volume of our Ute trilogy contains a collection of Ute oral texts. Ute oral literature reflects the life experience of a small-scale hunting-and-gathering Society of Intimates and its tight connection to the local terrain, flora and fauna that supported the hunter-gatherer life. Ute story-telling tradition is the people's literary heritage, with the narrative style allowing considerable artistic freedom and diversity in contents and style. Stories were not memorized verbatim, and story-tellers took creative liberty in elaborating and re-inventing the 'same' tale. The core cultural contents of each story are nevertheless preserved across tellers. Ute stories were most likely told at night around the fire, in front of or inside the lodge, to a mixed audience of children and adults who had heard the tale many time before. The stories aimed to both instruct and entertain. Their underlying themes are stoic and oft-cynical reflections on the vagaries of human behavior and harsh existence. They are the foundational literary tradition of The People--Núuchi-u.
[Culture and Language Use, 7]  2013.  xvi, 333 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Text 1. He who created the people
5–10
Text 2. He who created the people
11–16
Text 3. The origin of the people
17–26
Text 4. The stealing of the fire
27–30
Text 5. Sinawav and the seven sisters
31–44
Text 6. How Sinawav named the trees and bushes
45–50
Text 7. Sinawav the copycat
51–58
Text 8. Sinawav the copycat
59–68
Text 9. How Sinawav got his yellow eyes
69–78
Text 10. Coyote deprives himself of his eyes
79–88
Text 11. Porcupine, buffalo-cow and Sinawav
89–106
Text 12. Porcupine tricks Coyote
107–120
Text 13. Sinawav racing the birds and betting
121–130
Text 14. Sinawav burning his own house
131–136
Text 15. Hungry Coyote races Skunk for prairie-dogs
139–148
Text 16. Hungry Coyote races Skunk for the prairie-dogs
149–156
Text 17. Hungry Coyote, Rabbit, and the white-man’s chicken
157–162
Text 18. Coyote and the rock children
163–166
Text 19. Coyote cooks She-Bear’s children
167–172
Text 20. Coyote, Wolf and Horned-Toad
173–176
Text 21. How Coyote and Bobcat got their shapes
177–186
Text 22. Rabbit getting mad
189–198
Text 23. How angry Rabbit got his brown spots
199–204
Text 24. How the Pinyon Jays got their curse-name
205–210
Text 25. Bear runs away with Mountain-Lion’s wife
211–214
Text 26. The origin of the Beardance
221–230
Text 27. How the Beardance used to be
231–240
Text 28. The origin of the Sundance
241–266
Text 29. The last war party
271–292
Text 30. News broadcast (KIUP-FM)
293–300
Text 31. Speech at the Ute language committee
301–310
Text 32. Cloud family lore
311–316
Text 33. Speech at the Tri-Ute language meeting
317–332
Bibliography
333–334
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CF/2JNN – Linguistics/Uto-Aztecan languages
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2012043432