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An Oral History of Ravens

photographs by Kerry McCluskey

Inhabit Media
Initial publish date
Oct 2013
Plants & Animals, Folklore & Mythology, Birds
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    Oct 2013
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Ravens appear in mythology and folklore the world over. Few other birds have inspired such simultaneous dread and fascination, or given rise to so many forms of artistic expression. But in the Arctic, ravens are not only mythological and artistic figures, but also brilliant scavengers, fascinating communicators, and daily nuisances.
The result of ten years of research and interviews, Tulugaq examines the raven's place in Canadian Arctic society and reveals a bird that is at times loved, maligned, dreaded, and even revered. With dozens of photographs and first-person stories from communities across Nunavut, the Yukon, and the Northwest Territories, Tulugaq is a visually stunning examination of one of the animal kingdom's most complicated figures.

About the author

Kerry McCluskey has been working as a journalist and writer in the Arctic, telling the stories of the North since 1993. In 1999, she began travelling across the Arctic collecting stories, information, photographs, and artwork about ravens from Inuit, First Nations, and non-Aboriginal Northerners alike. Tulugaq, her first book, is the result of this research.

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Editorial Reviews

“. . . [I]ncludes rich full-colour illustrations of the cunning birds engaged in various antics.”—Above & Beyond: Canada's Arctic Journal

“Most recount stories . . . [are] . . . told from generation to generation among Inuit . . . . Others tell more recent quirky anecdotes . . .”—Nunatsiaq News

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