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YOOPERNative of the Upper Peninsula (UP) of Michigan
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and wave aloft signs that say things like "Da Buckless Yooper.
The residents of the area, referred to as the "land of the Yoopers," consist heavily of Native Americans, most of them living in the reservations in that part of the country.
The roar of the Yooper crowd was incredible," recalled Youngman.
Winner of the Moonbeam Children's Book Award, "Henny & Benny Bunyan and the Maple Syrup Adventure" combines all the fun elements of a kid-centered tall tale with the fantastic shenanigans of Yoopers, or denizens of the Far North.
Using an ethnographic approach, the author explores how relationships of identity, language, and place emerged since the early 20th century to shape the idea, language, and regional identity of Yoopers (MichiganAEs Upper Peninsula, or UP, dwellers), including the effects of sociocultural processes like immigration, tourism, and media representations, as well as social practices like identity, literacy, and language attitudes.