Authentic Alaska II: Voices of the Far North Susan B. Andrews

ISBN: 9780803215641

Published: April 1st 2008

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416 pages


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Authentic Alaska II: Voices of the Far North  by  Susan B. Andrews

Authentic Alaska II: Voices of the Far North by Susan B. Andrews
April 1st 2008 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 416 pages | ISBN: 9780803215641 | 9.17 Mb

Authentic Alaska II offers an inside look into some of the most exotic places in Americas largest yet most sparsely populated state. Life outside Alaskas urban centers embraces a northern land where most folks travel from place to place byMoreAuthentic Alaska II offers an inside look into some of the most exotic places in Americas largest yet most sparsely populated state.

Life outside Alaskas urban centers embraces a northern land where most folks travel from place to place by aircraft or on trails and waterways. This volume showcases writers from the shores of the Arctic Ocean to the rainforests of Southeast Alaska a thousand miles away. Their stories recount Inupiaq elder Nellie Woodss sojourn in the 1930s, driving reindeer from northern Alaska to fellow Eskimos in northern Canada- a young Alaska Native mans struggle with drug and alcohol addiction- the vagaries of Southeast Alaska, where mushing is so soggy the dogs need foot powder- a mothers attempt to steer her son to college when hed really rather be a fisherman- and the many uses of the common Eskimo expression, adii, This anthology, a worthy sequel to the first Authentic Alaska, features both Native and non-Native writers living mostly in remote rural communities off of Alaskas road system.

They weigh in on contemporary issues such as global warming and the political complexities of rural education.



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