Title Arctic Village: A 1930s Portrait of Wiseman, Alaska (Classic Reprint Series)
Binding Trade Paperback
Book Condition Very Good
Jacket Condition No Jacket
Size 8vo -- 8.5 In.
Publisher University of Alaska Press 1991
091200651x / 9780912006512
Seller ID 010335
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.)
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.
Wilderness. West. North. Alaska. Koyukuk. Eskimo. Mining