Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/185162
Title:
Never again I: Death and beauty in Yaqui stories.
Author:
Taigue, Michelle.
Issue Date:
1990
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This study explores the role of the Yaqui storyteller and the themes of death and beauty in Yaqui stories. Memory and voice bind together the past and present experience of the Yaqui. Theirs is an oral tradition filled with the tragedy and conquests of war, deportation, fragmentation and endurance, of love, witchcraft and cruelty, magic and ceremony. Ancestors are evoked as their adventures are recounted. The eight sacred towns, Ume Wohnaiki Pweplum, are transported, through stories, from the Rio Yaqui in Sonora, Mexico to the barrios and villages of southern Arizona, and a link is maintained between ancient origins and new beginnings. The history of the people, the Yoeme, is preserved, continued, and reinvented through stories.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Yaqui Indians -- Legends.
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
English; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Momaday, N. Scott

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleNever again I: Death and beauty in Yaqui stories.en_US
dc.creatorTaigue, Michelle.en_US
dc.contributor.authorTaigue, Michelle.en_US
dc.date.issued1990en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis study explores the role of the Yaqui storyteller and the themes of death and beauty in Yaqui stories. Memory and voice bind together the past and present experience of the Yaqui. Theirs is an oral tradition filled with the tragedy and conquests of war, deportation, fragmentation and endurance, of love, witchcraft and cruelty, magic and ceremony. Ancestors are evoked as their adventures are recounted. The eight sacred towns, Ume Wohnaiki Pweplum, are transported, through stories, from the Rio Yaqui in Sonora, Mexico to the barrios and villages of southern Arizona, and a link is maintained between ancient origins and new beginnings. The history of the people, the Yoeme, is preserved, continued, and reinvented through stories.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectYaqui Indians -- Legends.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEnglishen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorMomaday, N. Scotten_US
dc.contributor.committeememberRobinson, Cecilen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberEvers, Larryen_US
dc.identifier.proquest9103025en_US
dc.identifier.oclc704740306en_US
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