Arctic Village: A 1930s Portrait of Wiseman, Alaska (Classic Reprint Series)

By: Marshall, Robert

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This classic is an original work of literature by one of America's foremost conservationists and is an account of the people of the north, both Native and white, who give Alaska its special human flavor. First published over fifty years ago, the book is still a favorite among old-time Alaskans and, over the years, has prompted numerous readers to pack up and move to Alaska.
The richness of statistical coverage in this book, and Marshall's careful descriptions of the characters he met, provide readers with a window to the world of 1930 and a nearly complete record of the Koyukuk civilization as he saw it. Readers learn what the people of Wiseman thought about sex, religion, politics, and the myriad of ways they found to cope with and enjoy life in a wilderness community.

Title: Arctic Village: A 1930s Portrait of Wiseman, Alaska (Classic Reprint Series)

Author Name: Marshall, Robert

Categories: Nature/Animals, Old West, Ethnic/Race,

Edition: Reprint

Publisher: University of Alaska Press: 1991

ISBN Number: 091200651x

ISBN Number 13: 9780912006512

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Size: 8vo -- 8.5 In.

Seller ID: 010335

Description: 399 pp. Lightly read, spine uncreased. Light rippling of front cover. Previous owner's name on endpaper blacked out. No markings in text. Numerous historical photos. A reprint of a 1933 classic about life in a northern Alaska mining camp. The author was an eminent forester and wilderness advocate. A limited reprint (only 1500 in paperback.)

Keywords: Wilderness. West. North. Alaska. Koyukuk. Eskimo. Mining