“When I Was a Little Pike”: Ichthyofauna in Folklore and the Fishing Magic among the Athabaskan of the Arctic Drainage Area

Publication type Article
Status Published
Affiliation: independent researcher
Address: Russian Federation, Moscow
Journal nameEtnograficheskoe obozrenie

The article examines the customs and taboos related to fish and fishing among the Athabaskan of the Arctic drainage area. It further discusses the question about the place that fish occupies in the traditional spiritual culture of the people. The research is drawn on an array of ethno-graphic data spanning the period from the eighteenth through the twenty first century.

KeywordsAthabaskan, native fishery, fishery magic
Publication date11.10.2018
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