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Alexander Dolitsky and Henry Michael have selected four folktales in which the Siberian tiger is closely associated with the main characters. The Siberian tiger is a native species of the southeastern region of the Russian Far East, and an essential neighbor of the aboriginal people. Sharing the same land with the tiger for many generations, Native inhabitants of the region came to recognize the tiger’s dominant presence among wildlife. The tiger is admired for its strength and agility, and feared for its ferociousness. As a central figure in their culture and everyday life, the Siberian tiger is viewed by Natives as an integral part of their universe, belief systems, and code of behavior.
Publisher : Alaska Siberia Research Center
Published : 10/01/2008
Format : Hardcover (Cloth)
ISBN-10 : 0965389170
ISBN-13 : 9780965389174