Where Happiness Dwells

Where Happiness Dwells

A History of the Dane-zaa First Nations

Book - 2013
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The Dane-zaa people have lived in BC's Peace River area for thousands of years. Elders documented their peoples' history and worldview, passing them on through storytelling. Language loss, however, threatens to break the bonds of knowledge transmission. At the request of the Doig River First Nation, anthropologists Robin and Jillian Ridington present a history of the Dane-zaa people based on oral histories collected over half a century of fieldwork. Also included are linguistic information, a pronunciation guide to the Beaver language, and genealogy of people of the Blueberry River and Doig River First Nations. Family names included are Attachie, Acko (Aku), Apsassin, Apaw, Askoty, Atsukwa, Chekyas (Cheekyass, Chekiiyaas), Chipesia, Davis, Oker, Yahey and others. Prominent people included are Charlie Yeahey, Tommy Attachie, Gerry Attachie, Nache (Mary Pouce Coupe) and others. Geographical areas include Fort St. John, Pouce Coupe, Charlie Lake, Dawson Creek; the Halfway, Beaton, Blueberry, Peace and Pine Rivers; Moberly Lake. Alternative names for Dane-zaa peoples include Beaver, Dreamer, Dunne-za and Dunneza.
Publisher: Vancouver : UBC Press, 2013
ISBN: 9780774822961
Characteristics: xvi, 402 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm


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