Dena'inaq' Huch'ulyeshi - The Dena'inaq Way of Living

Kił Ch’qinaghiłnik’en – The Stupid Boy

Photograph courtesy of
Joan Tenenbaum

Told in Dena’ina by Albert Wassillie of Nondalton in 1975

The Dena’ina have many versions of the stupid boy story which usually results in the death of the boy. These stories were told to children to highlight the importance of listening to your elders since not doing so could have life or death results.