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Miller, Amy

Overview
Works: 12 works in 79 publications in 2 languages and 3,971 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Literature  History  Folklore  Folk literature  Dictionaries  Academic theses  Legends 
Roles: Author, Other, Translator, Editor
Classifications: F746.3, 979.6
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Most widely held works by Amy Miller
A grammar of Jamul Tiipay by Amy Miller( )

17 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Xiipuktan (first of all) : three views of the origins of the Quechan people by George Bryant( )

17 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Quechan people live along the lower part of the Colorado River in the United States. According to tradition, the Quechan and other Yuman people were created at the beginning of time, and their Creation myth explains how they came into existence, the origin of their environment, and the significance of their oldest traditions. The Creation myth forms the backdrop against which much of the tribe's extensive oral literature may be understood. At one time there were almost as many different versions of the Quechan creation story as there were Quechan families. Now few people remember them. This volume, presented in the Quechan language with facing-column translation, provides three views of the origins of the Quechan people. One synthesizes narrator George Bryant's childhood memories and later research. The second is based upon J.P. Harrington's A Yuma Account of Origins (1908). The third provides a modern view of the origins of the Quechan, beginning with the migration from Asia to the New World and ending with the settlement of the Yuman tribes at their present locations. Publication of this book is made possible by the Institute of Museum and Library Services Native American / Native Hawaiian Museum Services Program grant number MN-00-13-0025-13. This collection is for the Quechan people and will also interest linguists, anthropologists, oral literature specialists, and anyone curious about Native American culture."--Publisher's website
Stories from Quechan Oral Literature by Abraham M Halpern( )

19 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Quechan are a Yuman people who have traditionally lived along the lower part of the Colorado River in California and Arizona. They are well known as warriors, artists, and traders, and they also have a rich oral tradition. The stories in this volume were told by tribal elders in the 1970s and early 1980s. The eleven narratives in this volume take place at the beginning of time and introduce the reader to a variety of traditional characters, including the infamous Coyote and also Kwayúu the giant, Old Lady Sanyuuxáv and her twin sons, and the Man Who Bothered Ants. This book makes a long-awaited contribution to the oral literature and mythology of the American Southwest, and its format and organization are of special interest. Narratives are presented in the original language and in the storytellers' own words. A prosodically-motivated broken-line format captures the rhetorical structure and local organization of the oral delivery and calls attention to stylistic devices such as repetition and syntactic parallelism. Facing-page English translation provides a key to the original Quechan for the benefit of language learners. The stories are organized into "story complexes", that is, clusters of narratives with overlapping topics, characters, and events, told from diverse perspectives. In presenting not just stories but story complexes, this volume captures the art of storytelling and illuminates the complexity and interconnectedness of an important body of oral literature. Stories from Quechan Oral Literature provides invaluable reading for anyone interested in Native American cultural heritage and oral traditions more generally."--Résumé de l'éditeur
Idaho by Amy Miller( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to the state of Idaho describes its geography, history, government, people, and economy
Karủ̲́k : native accounts of the Quechan mourning ceremony by Abraham M Halpern( Book )

9 editions published between 1984 and 1997 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To supplement the ethnographic literature on the Quechan tribe of the lower Colorado River, A.M. Halpern recorded three accounts of the Quechan mourning ceremony from native speakers in the Yuma language. These texts are presented in a prosodic line format with matching English translations to capture aspects of the oral performances and discourse structure. The volume also includes introductory material and annotations that are of value to a wide audience
The globetrotter : Victorian excursions in India, China and Japan by Amy Miller( Book )

4 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fascinating story of the first generation of 'Globetrotters' - leisure tourists with a keen interest in experiencing authentic culture, brought to life with first hand accounts and beautiful illustrations of the views and artefacts of their travels.0In the mid-nineteenth century, as new routes opened up, a new generation of travellers embarked on excursions to India, China and Japan. Globetrotters - leisure tourists with a keen interest in experiencing authentic culture - flocked to the East, casting aside preconceptions and gravitating towards what they hoped to be the unchanged landscapes and traditions of Eastern cultures. The relics of their travels - the food they consumed and the souvenirs they brought back - allowed globetrotters to distinguish themselves from common tourists. They proudly returned with accounts that presented a global East, challenging public assumptions about the cultures they had visited and charting a journey of self-transformation through travel
A Grammar of Jamul Tiipay by Amy Miller( )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mii anmak nyamak kweyiwpo : jwanya Kumiai kuwak = huellas del pasado hacia el futuro : cuentos Kumiai de Baja California = Footsteps from the past into the future : Kumeyaay stories to Baja California : a trilingual collection in Kumeyaay, Spanish, & English( Book )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This wonderful trilingual collection of Kumeyaay Texts /Kumiai Textos is a delight for all concerned with Indigenous Oral Literature. Traditional stories such as these were told within families to instruct and entertain and the current collection now makes them available to heritage language communities on both sides of the border as well as to students of verbal art and the oral tradition. In a rapidly transforming world it is especially important to document and preserve these fascinating stories about Coyote, Frog, Wildcat and others so that they can continue to serve as resources for community identity and nation-building for these groups, and as subjects of scholarly research. Many thanks to the storytellers, the translators, and the editors for this valuable collection!"--Back cover
A grammar of Jamul Diegueño by Amy Miller( )

3 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barona inter-tribal dictionary : 'Iipay aa Tiipay aa Uumall by Amy Miller( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trail of Tears by Amy Miller( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides supplemental classroom activities and reproducibles in a three-panel folder intended to help develop students' knowledge of topics in social studies and history, build critical-thinking skills, and to help them use all types of reference resources, both on-line and off-line. Students can work on the activities individually or in small groups. Suggested uses for the folder include: introducing the topic, supplementing your unit, reinforcing the lesson, and review
A Grammar of Jamul Tiipay by Amy Miller( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Xiipuktan (first of all) : three views of the origins of the Quechan peopleStories from Quechan Oral LiteratureIdahoKarủ̲́k : native accounts of the Quechan mourning ceremonyThe globetrotter : Victorian excursions in India, China and JapanA Grammar of Jamul TiipayTrail of TearsA Grammar of Jamul Tiipay
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