Anguyiim Nalliini/Time of Warring

The History of Bow-and-Arrow Warfare in Southwest Alaska

Ann Fienup-Riordan and Alice Rearden

Anguyiim Nalliini/Time of Warring

Ann Fienup-Riordan and Alice Rearden

Distributed for University of Alaska Press

Translated by Alice Aluskak Rearden
320 pages | 16 color plates, 8 maps | 7 x 10 | © 2016
Paper $40.00 ISBN: 9781602232914 Published May 2016
E-book $7.00 to $40.00 ISBN: 9781602232921 Published May 2016
This book draws on little-known oral histories from the Yup’ik people of southwest Alaska to detail a period of bow-and-arrow warfare that took place in the region between 1300 and 1800. The result of more than thirty years of research, discussion, and field recordings involving more than one hundred Yup’ik men and women, Anguyiim Nalliini tells a story not just of war and violence, but also of its cultural context—the origins of place names, the growth of indigenous architectural practices, the personalities of prominent warriors and leaders, and the eventual establishment of peaceful coexistence.

The book is presented in bilingual format, with facing-page translations, and it will be hailed as a landmark work in the study of Alaska Native history and anthropology.
Contents
Instructions
Acknowledgments
Those Who Told Stories
 
THE HISTORY OF BOW-AND-ARROW WARFARE

About This Book
Warfare and Interpersonal Violence in Southwest Alaska
Ones Trained to Be Warriors
Alliance and Conflict in Southwest Alaska
Men Who Survived All Wars
Yup’ik Warfare in the Context of Lethal Violence
Conclusions
Yup’ik Tanscription and Translation
 
STORIES OF BOW-AND-ARROW WARFARE

The Beginning of Warfare
Two Playing Darts
Two Playing Kalackiiq
Place Where People Stabbed One Another
Yup’ik People Going to War Against One Another
 
Yukon and Coastal Conflicts
Qissunamiut Retaliate Against Kuigpagmiut
The Emissary
Taperrnat
The Last Battle at Hooper Bay
Last Battle at Hooper Bay
Kaumllillermiut
Men Waged Wars
The Person Who Did a Nose Dive
 
Nelson Island and Nunivak Island Battles
Nelson Island and Nunivak Island Alliance
Ircaqurrsurayuli
Kuigpagmiut on Nelson Island
Nas’asar’aq, Who Sought Revenge for His Younger Sister
 
Canineq-Area Battles
Many Great Hunters
 
Kuskokwim-Area Battles
The Time When the People of the Kuskokwim River Went on a Great Raid
Battle at Maqallartuli
A Woman Held Captive
The Burning of Agaligmiut
 
Conflicts with Those Beyond the Yup’ik Homeland
One Person Who Killed All the People of Anvik
Aayaaq’s Revenge
Raiders from the North
Apalek
 
Great Warriors
Apanuugpak and Pangalgalria
Apanuugpak
Naavaciq
Dear Spotted Seal
One with a Big Helping Spirit
Iluvaktuq
One Who Became an Older Brother
Nikiciq, Who Was Trained as a Warrior
Fast Runner of Elliqacirmiut
Aruneq and Asgirkarpak
How Uqsu Escape
Uayaran
Putukuilnguq
Augilnguuk
Cuqaraaq and Cungnagaaq
Qillerkavialek
 
Those Who Escaped Their Enemies
People Were Always Vigilant
A Smart Women
Anuuraaq
Iqsivigmiut
Place Where One Escaped
Women Who Won
Warriors Brothers
One Who Survived Because of His Wife
A Married Couple at Nanvaruk
 
The End of Warfare
When White People Came Around Wars Ended
Aglurmiut
They Say That Aglurmiut Took Things to Extremes
Mengtulria at War’s End
How Panik Stopped War
Those Two Who Went in Search of the Bluish Reflection in the Sky Indication Open Water
 
Commemoration Warfare with Songs, Dances, and Place Names
They Say We Have a Dance about Someone Fighting in War
Warrior Song
Apanuugpak’s Warrior song
War Song
Ones That They Named
The Meanings behind the Names
 
Notes
Collection Notes
References
Index
 
Review Quotes
Alaska Journal of Anthropology
“In Anguyiim Nalliini / Time of Warring, Fienup-Riordan and Rearden present the history of warfare in this region with many elders’ narratives that replace this false image of history with one that is historically more accurate. . . . The inclusion of stories in both Yup’ik and English provides an excellent opportunity to bridge cultural and linguistic boundaries, transmitting oral narrative to written form.”
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