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Two old women

an Alaska legend of betrayal, courage, and survival

by Velma Wallis

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Published by HarperPerennial in New York, NY .
Written in English

  • Gwich"in Indians -- Legends,
  • Athapascan Indians -- Legends

  • Edition Notes


    Other titles2 old women
    Statementby Velma Wallis ; illustrations by Jim Grant.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiii, 140 p. :
    Number of Pages140
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23261966M
    ISBN 100060975849
    LC Control Number94009704

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Two old women are part of a migrating Athabaskan Indian tribe during a harsh Arctic winter. The people are starving, and the two old women are abandoned by the group. But the two women don't just sit down in the snow and die.4/5. Two Old Women: An Alaskan Legend Of Betrayal, Courage And Survival is a novel by Velma Wallis, set in northeastern Alaska.

In archaic times: Two old women spend the winter abandoned by their tribe in the Velma Wallis. Oct 04,  · Two Old Women: An Alaska Legend of Betrayal, Courage and Survival - Kindle edition by Velma Wallis.

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Enchanting retelling—and a Western States Book Award winner—of a tribal legend about two old women, left behind to die, who instead went on to survive and thrive. Wallis—one of 13 siblings with their roots in the Athabaskan tribe of Alaska—used to listen to her mother tell stories every night after the day's hard work was Velma Wallis.

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On the surface, Two Old Women by Velma Wallis is the story of two old women fighting to survive in the Alaskan wilderness, so thinking about survival will help you get ready to read the book.

All living creatures have the desire to survive. Theme: Respect for the elderly. The abandonment of Sa' and Ch'idzigyaak is not the only tale of abandonment shared in the story.

Ch'idzigyaak's grandmother was also abandoned many years previously, and Sa' was abandoned as a young woman when she stood up to the chief who announced that an elderly woman in her tribe was to be left behind.

Velma Wallis (born ) is a Gwich'in Athabascan Indian and bestselling U.S. novelist. Her work has been translated into 17 languages. She was born and raised in a remote Alaskan village near Fort Yukon, approximately km north-east of Fairbanks.4/5. This Study Guide consists of approximately 25 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Two Old Women.

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She saw that there are people who were more cunning. The villagers decided that there should be an arrangement which was more just to the two women.

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