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Author Bunten, Alexis C

Title So, How Long Have You Been Native? : Life as an Alaska Native Tour Guide
Published Lincoln : UNP - Nebraska, 2015


Description 1 online resource (401 pages)
Contents ""Cover""; ""Title Page""; ""Copyright Page""; ""Dedication""; ""Contents""; ""List of Illustrations""; ""Preface""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""1. March: “Congratulations, You�re Hired!�""; ""2. April: Workplace Training""; ""3. May: Cruise Ships Arrive""; ""4. June: Becoming a Native Tour Guide""; ""5. July: Meeting the Tourist Gaze""; ""6. August: Burn Out""; ""7. September: End of the Season""; ""Notes""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""; ""About Alexis C. Bunten""
Summary <![CDATA["With tremendous empathy, warm humor, and trained insight, Native scholar and ethnographer Alexis Bunten embedded herself for a summer season in her own [Alaska Native] people's cultural tourism industry. After working as a tourist guide, she produced this absolutely original, insider's journal on the difficult choices and behind-the-scenes debates over how to enlighten outsiders with limited attention spans while protecting the vulnerable, deep-seated beliefs and ritual practices and ever-evolving lifestyles of the local indigenous community. A case study of what small-scale, traditi
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Print version record
Subject Heritage tourism -- Alaska -- Sitka
Tlingit Indians -- Alaska -- Sitka -- Industries
Tour guides (Persons) -- Alaska -- Sitka
Tour guides (Persons)
Heritage tourism.
Alaska -- Sitka.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780803269774