Cradle Songs of Southeast Alaska (Book or CD)
- About the Publisher
Cradle Songs of Southeast Alaska features Lingít, X̱aad Kíl (Haida language), and Sm'algya̱x (Tsimshian language) songs and English translations.
The audio CD features songs and spoken word performances by Ed Littlefield, Skíl Jáadei, Nancy Barnes, Nancy Evelyn Barnes, Katie Price, and David R. Boxley.
The first two Lingít songs are attributed to Kaal.átk (Charlie Joseph) and the third one to Clara Peratrovich, who learned it from her grandmother, civil rights activist Elizabeth Peratrovich. The versions in SHI’s book were adapted from Ed Littlefield’s 2011 CD, Walking Between Worlds.
Illustrated by Crystal Worl.
5⅝" x 5⅝" board book. 24 pages. Published December 2016.
Sealaska Heritage Institute’s Raven Reads series was awarded the 2017 Best Practices Honoree as part of the Library of Congress Literacy of Awards program. Your purchase supports the non-profit Sealaska Heritage Institute’s culturally-based programs promoting early literacy and school-readiness for Alaska Native children.