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Worldviews of the Greenlanders An Inuit Arctic Perspective
ISBN: HB: 9781602233386, University of Alaska Press, February 2018
1150 pp., 25.4x17.8 cm, 29 halftones, 1 map
Ninety years ago, Knud Rasmussen's popular account of his scientific expeditions through Greenland and North America introduced readers to the culture and history of arctic Natives. In the intervening century, a robust field of ethnographic research...
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£49,00
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Qanemcit Amllertut / Many Stories to Tell Tales of Humans and Animals from Southwest Alaska
ISBN: PB: 9781602233362, University of Alaska Press, November 2017
392 pp., 25.4x17.8 cm, 12 colour plates
This bilingual collection shares new translations of old stories recorded over the last four decades though interviews with Yup'ik elders from throughout southwest Alaska. Some are true qulirat (traditional tales), while others are recent. Some are w...
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£30,00
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Shem Pete's Alaska The Territory of the Upper Cook Inlet Dena'ina
ISBN: PB: 9781602233065, University of Alaska Press, July 2017
432 pp., 27.9x21.6 cm, 27 colour plates, 324 halftones, 66 maps
Shem Pete (1896-1989), a colorful and brilliant raconteur from Susitna Station, Alaska, left a rich legacy of knowledge about the Upper Cook Inlet Dena'ina world. Shem was one of the most versatile storytellers and historians in twentieth century Ala...
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£30,00
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Critical Norths Space, Nature, Theory
ISBN: PB: 9781602233195, University of Alaska Press, May 2017
300 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 12 halftones, 5 tables
For millennia, "the North" has held a powerful sway in Western culture. Long seen through contradictions – empty of life yet full of promise, populated by indigenous communities yet ripe for conquest, pristine yet marked by a long human history – it...
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£34,00
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Creative Alaska A Ten-Year Retrospective of Support for Alaska Artists, 2004-2013
ISBN: HB: 9781602232853, University of Alaska Press, February 2017
340 pp., 27.3x27.3 cm, 232 colour plates
Alaska has long been a nurturing home for artists, with its stunning natural beauty, rich cultural life, and unique communities. In recent years, artists in Alaska have had an additional source of support: the awarding of annual grants to craftsmen,...
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£37,00
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Ciulirnerunak Yuuyaqunak/Do Not Live Without an Elder The Subsistence Way of Life in Southwest Alaska
ISBN: PB: 9781602232976, University of Alaska Press, October 2016
400 pp., 25.4x17.8 cm, 52 halftones, 4 maps
In October of 2010, six men who were serving on the board of the Calista Elders Council (CEC) gathered in Anchorage with CEC staff to spend three days speaking about the subsistence way of life. The men shared stories of their early years growing up...
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£30,00
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Made of Salmon Alaska Stories from the Salmon Project
ISBN: PB: 9781602232839, University of Alaska Press, May 2016
224 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 16 colour plates
All over the world, salmon populations are in trouble, as overfishing and habitat loss have combined to put the once-great Atlantic and Pacific Northwest runs at serious risk. Alaska, however, stands out as a rare success story: its salmon population...
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£16,00
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Anguyiim Nalliini / Time of Warring The History of Bow-and-Arrow Warfare in Southwest Alaska
ISBN: PB: 9781602232914, University of Alaska Press, May 2016
320 pp., 25.4x17.8 cm, 16 colour plates, 8 maps
This book draws on little-known oral histories from the Yup'ik people of southwest Alaska to detail a period of bow-and-arrow warfare that took place in the region between 1300 and 1800. The result of more than thirty years of research, discussion, a...
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£30,00
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More Than God Demands Politics and Influence of Christian Missions in Northwest Alaska, 1897-1918
ISBN: PB: 9781602232938, University of Alaska Press, March 2016
328 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 7 halftones, 1 map
Near the turn of the twentieth century, the territorial government of Alaska put its support behind a project led by Christian missionaries to convert Alaska Native peoples – and, along the way, bring them into "civilized" American citizenship. Estab...
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£37,00
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Fierce Climate, Sacred Ground An Ethnography of Climate Change in Shishmaref, Alaska
ISBN: PB: 9781602232662, University of Alaska Press, September 2015
175 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 6 maps, 4 photos, 10 figures
With three roads and a population of just over 500 people, Shishmaref, Alaska seems like an unlikely center of the climate change debate. But the island, home to Inupiaq Eskimos who still live off subsistence harvesting, is falling into the sea, and...
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£19,00
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