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Between worlds : interpreters, guides, and survivors

Between worlds : interpreters, guides, and survivors

Author: Frances E Karttunen
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
Spanning the globe and the centuries, Frances Karttunen tells the stories of sixteen men and women who served as interpreters and guides to conquerors, missionaries, explorers, soldiers, and anthropologists. These interpreters acted as uncomfortable bridges between two worlds; their own marginality, the fact that they belonged to neither world, suggests the complexity and tension between cultures meeting for the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Frances E Karttunen
ISBN: 0813520304 9780813520308 0813520312 9780813520315
OCLC Number: 28150669
Description: xiv, 364 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Three guides: To the Valley of Mexico : Doña Marina, "La malinche" (ca. 1500-1527) ; Over the Continental Divide : Sacajawea (ca. 1790-1812 or 1884) ; From the Great Basin to the halls of Congress : Sarah Winnemucca (1844-1891) ; These three women --
2. Three civil servants: For bishops and reigning monarch : Gaspar Antonio Chi (ca. 1532-1610) ; Between prince and king : Guaman Poma de Ayala (ca. 1535?-after 1615) ; From deep woods to Dartmouth : Charles Eastman (1858-1939) ; These three professionals --
3. Three native informants: Verses out of serfdom : Larin Paraske (ca. 1834-1904) ; Images in paint, pictures in words : Doña Luz Jiménez (ca. 1895-1965) ; Mushroom visions, mushroom voices : María Sabina (ca. 1900-1985) ; These three wordsmiths --
4. More lives, familiar stories: Africans and Dutch at the Cape of Good Hope : Eva (ca. 1642-1674) ; Two survivalists : Dersu Uzala (ca. 1850-1908) and Ishi (ca. 1860-1916) ; Two Australians : Chloe Grant (ca. 1903-1974) and George Watson (ca. 1899-1991) ; From the Azores Islands to Pembroke College : Laurinda Andrade (1899-1980) ; Rain forest woman : Dayuma (ca. 1932- ) --
5. What was won and what it cost ; Epilogue : their children ; Don Martín Cortés and Doña María Jaramillo ; The hispanicization of Gaspar Antonio Chi's lineage ; The inconstant Don Francisco de Ayala ; Eva's namesake ; Jean Baptiste Carbonneau ; Charles Eastman's children ; Nadeschda, Tatjana, and Vasle --
Concha and her children ; Catarino and Aurelio, Apolonia and Viviana ; Ernie and Phyllis ; Sam Padilla amd Dayuma's second family ; Surrogate children.
Responsibility: Frances Karttunen.


This text describes the lives of 16 men and women who acted as guides and interpreters for explorers, missionaries, and anthropologists. It includes Dona Marina, who interpreted for Cortes,  Read more...


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