Native Cultures in Alaska: Looking Forward, Looking Back (Alaska Geographic) (Paperback)
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In the minds of most Americans, Native culture in Alaska amounts to Eskimos and igloos....The latest publication of the Alaska Geographic Society offers an accessible and attractive antidote to such misconceptions. Native Cultures in Alaska blends beautiful photographs with informative text to create a striking portrait of the state's diverse and dynamic indigenous population.
About the Author
Tricia Brown is a full-time writer and editor. She received her bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and a master of fine arts degree in creative writing from the University of Alaska Anchorage. Since 1978, she has traveled nearly every inch of Alaska's road system and flown into its remotest places while writing and editing for the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, the Anchorage Daily News and Alaska magazine. She has written books for adults and children on Alaska life, travel and history.
"It is a real treat to encounter this book. . . It gives the origin of the people as far as known, tells something of their traditional crafts and arts, illustrates with photographs of those and the people, and best of all, addresses their home territories and proper names. . . This little book gives a clear picture of the Native Alaskans working on a nice balance between the modern world and their traditional one, ‘Looking forward and looking back’. . . Buy one to keep and one for a friend Outside."
—Dee Longenbaugh, ObservatoryBooks.com, Sitka Sentinel
“. . . lavishly illustrated with lots of beautiful photographs . . . a good volume for school libraries.”
—David A. James, Fairbanks Daily News-Miner