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Danger Stalks the Land: Alaskan Tales of Death and Survival Kaniut, Larry. (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1999) 324 pp., paper, ISBN 0312241208, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10010. The author of Alaska Bear Tales offers an anthology of true adventures set in Alaska's wilderness.
Dangerous North Ferrell, Ed. (Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, Inc., 1998), 162 pp., paperback, ISBN0788410652, 1540-E Pointer Ridge Place, Suite 301, Bowie, MD 20716, 1-800-398-7709. A collection of 26 accounts of death and survival that chronicle the harsh realities of life on the northern frontier.
Dawg's Tale: The Story of the Salty Dawg Saloon, the Homer Spit & the Town of Homer, Alaska Wood, Diane Ford. (Anchorage: Alaska Press, 1995), 224 p., paper, ISBN 945519206, P.O. Box 90565, Anchorage, AK 99509-0565. wln95-192621.
Dawn of Conservation Diplomacy: U.S.-Canadian Wildlife Protection Treaties in the Progressive Era Dorsey, Kirkpatrick. (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1998), 311 pp., cloth, ISBN0295976764, P.O. Box 50096, Seattle, WA 98145-5096. Contends that successful conservation treaties came only after conservationists learned to use scientific evidence, public sentiment, and economic incentives in their campaigns for protective legislation.
Denali Road Guide: A Traveler's Guide to the Wildlife and Wilderness of Denali National Park Heacox, Kim. (Denali National Park: Alaska Natural History Association, 1999) 52 pp., paper, ISBN 0930931009, available from Cook Inlet Book Company, 415 West Fifth Avenue, Anchorage AK 99501. A revision of the author's 1986 book of the same title.
Denali: a Literary Anthology Sherwonit, Bill, editor. (Seattle, WA: Mountaineers Books, 2000), 267 pp., paper, ISBN 089886710X, 1001 SW Klickitat Way, Suite 201, Seattle, WA 98134. Selection from 100 years of writings related to Alaska's highest mountain, including native sacred stories, early explorations, mountaineering, natural history, and modern adventures.
Denali: Early Photographs of Our National Parks Haigh, Jane. (Whitehorse: Wolf Creek Books, 2000), 112 pp., paper, ISBN 0968195571, Box 31275, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 5P7. A selection of black and white photographs of Denali National Park and Preserve, taken through the 1930s.
Denali: Symbol of the Alaskan Wild: an illustrated history of the Denali-Mount McKinley Region, Alaska Brown, William E. / Virginia Beach: Donning (184 Business Park Drive, Suite 106, Virginia Beach, VA 23462), 1993. Author served as an historian for the National Park Service for thirty years; includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN089858608. LC93-569.
Derevnia’s daughters: saga of an Alaskan village by Lola Harvey. Published/Created: Manhattan, Kan., USA : Sunflower University Press, c1991. Description: xiii, 489 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. ISBN: 089745135X Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. [468]-472) and index.
Desdele Mene: the archaeology of Annie Lake Hare, Greg, and Sheila Greer. / Whitehorse, Y.T.: Carcross/Tagish First Nation, 1994. 29p. Excavations at ancient sites in Yukon territories. ISBN0969811209. wln94-276262.
Diamonds in the Rough: Baseball Stories from Alaska Freedman, Lew. (Kenmore, WA: Epicenter Press, 2000), 247 pp., paper, ISBN 0945397828, Box 82368, Kenmore, WA 98028. History of baseball under the northern lights, told by the sports editor for the Anchorage Daily News.
Distant Shores: The Odyssey of Rockwell Kent Martin, Constance, with essays by Richard V. West. (Chesterfield, MA: Chameleon Books, 2000), 128 pp., cloth,ISBN 0520227115 or paper, ISBN 0520227123, 31 Smith Road, Chesterfield, MA 01012. Catalog for a museum exhibit of the controversial New England artist's work; he and his son spent the winter of 1918-19 on Fox Island in Resurrection Bay near Seward.
Down in Bristol Bay: High Tides, Hangovers, and Harrowing Experiences on Alaska's Last Frontier Durr, R. A. (New York, St. Martin's Press, 1999) 219 pp., cloth, ISBN 0312205295, available from Cook Inlet Book Company, 415 West Fifth Avenue, Anchorage AK 99501. Sixties dropout from East Coast academia becomes a fisherman and Alaskan.
Drawing Shadows to Stone: The Photography of the Jesup North Pacific Expedition, 1897-1902 Kendall, Laurel, Barbara Mathe and Thomas Ross Miller. (New York: American Museum of Natural History and Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1997), 112 pp., paper, ISBN 0295976470, P.O. Box 50096, Seattle, WA 98145-5096. LC97-13050. Photographic record of a five-year expedition to study indigenous cultures on both sides of the Bering Strait.
Duty Station Northwest: The U.S. Army in Alaska and Western Canada, 1867-1987, Volume Three, 1945-1987 Woodman, Lyman L. (Anchorage: Alaska Historical Society, 1999) 304 pp., cloth, ISBN 0940521121, P.O. Box 100299, Anchorage AK 99510-0299. Third in a three-volume set.
Duty Station Northwest: The U.S. Army in Alaska and Western Canada, 1867-1987. Volume Two, 1918-1945 Woodman, Lyman L. (Anchorage: Alaska Historical Society, 1997), 400 pp., cloth, ISBN0940521059, P.O. Box 100299, Anchorage, AK 99510-0299. Second of a three-volume set.
Duty Station Northwest: U.S. Army in Alaska and Western Canada, 1867-1987 Woodman, Lyman L.(Anchorage, AK: Alaska Historical Society, 1996), 376p., cloth, ISBN0940521040 (P. O. Box 100299, Anchorage, AK 99510-0299). LC96-083273. Volume one covers the period 1867-1917. Very thorough; a definitive work of military and Alaskan history.
Eagle Transforming: the Art of Robert Davidson Steltzer, Lilli, and Robert Davidson. / Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre ; Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1994. 164p. Davidson is a major contemporary Canadian artist. This book combines pictures of his work and him at work, with biographical information and a text by Davidson, musing about his work, life, training and himself. A fine book. ISBN0295973714. LC94-6768.
Early Days in Wasilla by Louise Potter, 1963, reprint 2003 by Alaskana Books
Early History of the Alaska Permanent Fund: Perspectives on the Origins of Alaska's Oil Savings Account (Juneau, AK: Permanent Fund Corporation, 1997), 76 pp., P.O. Box 4-1000, Juneau 99802. wln97100468. A founder's reflections on the early days of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation / by Elmer Rasmuson -- The creation of the Alaska Permanent Fund: a short history / by Joan Kasson -- The Permanent Fund Dividend Program: Alaska's noble experiment / by Clifford John Groh and Gregg Erickson -- Alaska's Permanent Fund: legislative history, intent and operations / by the Rural Research Agency, Alaska State Senate.
Early Kachemak Phase on Kodiak Island at Old Kiavak Clark, Donald W. (Hull, Quebec: Canadian Museum of Civilization, 1997), 129 pp., paper, ISBN 0660159678. Report describes the University of Wisconsin's 1963 excavations on Kodiak Island.
Early Maritime Cultures of Northwestern Priokhot'e Lebedintsev, Aleksandr I. , translated by Richard L. Bland (Anchorage: National Park Service, Shared Beringian Heritage Program, 2000), 288 pp., paper, request from 2525 Gambell Street, Room 107, Anchorage, AK 99503-2892. Translation of a 1990 archeological study of the coast of the Sea of Okhotsk in the Magadan Region of the Russian Far East.
Early Photographs of Our National Parks Haigh, Jane. Denali: (Whitehorse: Wolf Creek Books, 2000), 112 pp., paper, ISBN 0968195571, Box 31275, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 5P7. A selection of black and white photographs of Denali National Park and Preserve, taken through the 1930s.
Early Views: Historical Vignettes of Sitka National Historical Park Griffin, Kristen. (Anchorage: Alaska Support Office, National Park Service and Sitka National Historical Park, 2000), 127 pp., paper, request from National Park Service, Alaska Regional Office, 2525 Gambell Street, Room 107, Anchorage, AK 99503-2892. Containing over seventy illustrations, many in color, this is a history of the smallest and oldest federal park unit in Alaska.
Early Years of Juneau, Alaska (1880-1890) Ferrell, Nancy Warren. (Juneau: LapCat Publications, 1997), 24 pp., paper, ISBN 096419984X, Box 20465, Juneau, AK 99802. Brief illustrated history of the first decade in a mining camp that became Alaska's capital city.
Earning a Place in History: Shee Atika, the Sitka Native Claims Corporation Metcalfe, Peter. (Sitka: Shee Atika Incorporated, 2000), 88 pp., paper, request from Shee Atika, Inc., Sitka, AK 99835. Illustrated history of the Alaska Native Land Claims Settlement Act as it relates to one of only four urban corporations established under it.
Economics of a Disaster: the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Bruce M. Owen...[et al.].(Westport, Conn.: Quorum Books, 1995), 200 p., ISBN 0899309879, Imprint of Greenwood Publishing Group, 88 Post Rd. W. Box 5007, Westport, CT, 06881. Economic analysis of question of oil spill affects on the price of seafood. LC 95-3782.
Edge of Tomorrow: An Arctic Year Wright, Sam. (Pullman, Wash.: Washington State University Press, 1998) 177 pp., paper,ISBN0874221625, P.O. Box 645910, Pullman WA 99164-5910. Living in a hand-built, twelve-by-twelve cabin, Wright records seasonal changes and his own thoughts as he and his wife spend a year in isolation and contemplation in the Brooks Range.
Eighteen Wheels North to Alaska: A History of Trucking in Alaska by Cliff Bishop,Publisher: Publication Consultants, 224 pages, ISBN-10: 1594331103, ISBN-13: 9781594331107, First hand account of big rig trucking in Alaska
Ellangellemni: When I Became Aware Orr, Eliza Cingarkaq. (Fairbanks; Lower Kuskokwim School District and Alaska Native Language Center, 1997), 630 pp., paper, ISBN 155500614, 219 Eielson, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK 99701. Yup'ik stories as told by the elders of Tununak, a village on the Bering Sea. Told in Yup'ik with English translations, illustrated with black and white photographs.
Elmendorf Air Force Base Homestead Study Daugherty, Paula M. and Becky M. Saleeby. (Anchorage: National Park Service, Alaska Support Office, 1998), 82 pp., paper, 2525 Gambell Street, Room 107, Anchorage, AK 99503-2892. Illustrated history of the cultural remains of civilian homesteads which were incorporated into Elemendorf Air Force Base, near Anchorage, in the early 1940s.
Elmendorf Air Force Base, Volume I: Historic Context of World War II Buildings and Structures Cook, Linda. ([Anchorage: Alaska Support Office,] National Park Service, 1999) 106 pp., paper, 2525 Gambell Street, Anchorage AK 99503-2892. Illustrated history of this Anchorage Air Force installation and a survey of its buildings, except for those built between 1940-45, which will appear in Volume II.
Empire's Edge: American Society in Nome, Alaska, 1898-1934 Jones, Preston.
Empreinte: presence francophone au Yukon Boucher, Caroline. (1825-1950); t.1: Liste alphabetique; t.2 Recueil historique (Whitehorse, YT: Association Franco-Yukonnaise, 1997), 2 vol., paperbound, ISBN2922348008 (v.1), ISBN2922348016 (v.2), C.P. 5205, Whitehorse, YT Y1A4Z1. Wln98089285. Name list and biographies of French-speaking settlers in the Yukon, with the source of the information noted after each entry.
Encounters with a Distant Land: Exploration and the Great Northwest Schwantes, Carlos A., editor.(Moscow: University of Idaho Press, 1994), 220 p., cloth ISBN 0893011657, 16 Brink Hall, Moscow, ID 83844-1107. Collection of fourteen essays, including one by Stephen Haycox of the University of Alaska Anchorage on the increase in Alaska history research and publication over the past twenty years. LC 93-018483.
Endangered Peoples of the Arctic: Struggles to Survive and Thrive Freeman, Milton M.R., editor. (Westport, CN: Greenwood Press, 2000), 278 pp., cloth, ISBN 0313306494, 88 Post Road West, Westport, CT 06881. Covers northern circumpolar indigenous peoples, including the two Alaska-related articles on the Inupiat and the Yupik, written by anthropologists.
Enlightenment and Exploration in the North Pacific, 1741-1805 Haycox, Stephen, James K. Barnett, and Caedmon A. Liburd, editors. (Seattle: Published for the Cook Inlet Historical Society by the University of Washington Press, 1997), 220 pp., paper, ISBN 0295975830, P.O. Box 50096, Seattle, WA 98145-5096. LC96-037993. Overview of this regions' early history and European explorations.
Entangling Net: Alaska's Commercial Fishing Women Tell Their Lives Fields, Leslie Leyland. (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1997), 156 pp., cloth, ISBN 0252022203; paper, ISBN0252065654. LC 96-4492. The author, a fisher herself, writes about her experiences in Kodiak and includes the narratives of other women who reflect on their fishing careers in Alaska.
Ernest Gruening and the American Dissenting Tradition Johnson, Robert David. (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1998), 375 pp., cloth, ISBN0674260600, 79 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138. Biography of the Harvard medical school graduate who turned to journalism and later to politics, serving as governor of Alaska and then as one of the state's first U.S. senators.
Eskimo Carvers of the Bering Sea: walrus ivory carvings by Alaska's finest Kessler, Dale. / Nixa, MO: A&J Printing Co. (POB 513, Nixa, MO 65714), 1994. 100p. Information and color illustration about carvers and carvings from the Bering Sea area of Alaska. wln94-62984.
Eskimo of North Alaska

 

Chance, Norman A., Softcover. Publisher: Holt Rinehart & Winston, ISBN-10: 003057160X, ISBN-13: 9780030571602 , 1966 copyright. 108 pages. Contents: Innupiat: The Genuine People, Growing Up: Attitudes towards children ~ birth and infancy ~ childhood ~ youth and courtship, Making a Living: The Seasonal round ~ changes in hunting patterns ~ modern economic life, Village Life: The modern setting ~ Marriage, family and kin ~ Other social groups ~ Leadership patterns ~ Law and social control, Cultural Values: Man's relation to nature ~ Man's relation to man ~ Values and personality, Dynamics of Change: Changes in village integration ~ The quest for identity ~ Personality adjustment
Eskimo Storyteller: Folktales from Noatak, Alaska Hall, Edwin S., Jr. (Fairbanks: University of Alaska Press, 1998 1975), 491 pp., paperback, ISBN1889996302, University of Alaska Fairbanks, P.O. Box 756240, Fairbanks, AK 99775-6240. A paperback reissue of the classic authoritative account of the narrative history of place and people in Northwest Alaska.
Eskimos and Explorers Oswalt, Wendell H. , 2nd edition (Linclon, Neb.: University of Nebraska Press, 1999) 341 pp., paper, ISBN 0803286139, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln NE 68588-0484. This second edition of the 1979 classic has been fully updated and features the most recent information on the cultures and histories of Native peoples in Alaska, northern Canada, and Greenland.
Essays in the History of Canadian Law, Volume 6. British Columbia & the Yukon Foster, H., editor, (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1995), 583 p., cloth, ISBN 0-8020-0789-9 or paper, ISBN 0802071511, plus postage, Front Campus, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON M5SlA6.
Experiences of Gold Hunters in Alaska: The Story of the Valdez and Copper River Gold Rush Margeson, Charles. (Valdez: Prince William Sound Books, 1997), 240 pp., ISBN 1877900095, P.O. Box 1313, Valdez, AK 99686. wln97-141797. Reprint of a scarce 1899 classic about the gold rush; most of the original edition was destroyed in a warehouse fire.
Exploring Alaska & British Columbia Hilson, Stephen E. (Shoreline, Wash.: Evergreen Pacific Publishing, Ltd., 1997), 111 pp., spiral bound, ISBN094526559X, 18002 15th Avenue NE, Suite B, Shoreline, WA 98155-3838. Reprint of this historical reference atlas with annotated charts and color photographs.
Exploring Alaska & British Columbia Hilson, Stephen E. (Shoreline, Wash.: Evergreen Pacific Publishing, Ltd., 1997), 111 pp., spiral bound, ISBN094526559X, 18002 15th Avenue NE, Suite B, Shoreline, WA 98155-3838. Reprint of this historical reference atlas with annotated charts and color photographs.
Exploring Southeast Alaska: Dixon entrance to Skagway: Details of Every Harbor and Cove Douglass, Don, and Reanne Hemingway Douglass.: Itineraries of the Inside Passage San Juan Islands to Glacier Bay (Anacortes, WA: Fine Edge Productions, c2000), 543 pp., paper, ISBN 0938665588, 13589 Clayton Lane, Anacortes, WA 98221. Guidebook with great details for the Southeast Alaska cruising community.
Exploring the Alaska-Yukon bordercountry: Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, Kluane National Park Reserve, Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge De La Hunt, Jill. / photography and sidebars by John W. Page / Minocqua, WI: NorthWord Press, 1994. (Available from Alaska Natural History Association, 605 W. 4th Ave., Suite 85, Anchorage, AK 99501) Presents a brief overview of history, geology, and ecology of the region followed by a special section on each park or reserve. Excellent photography, with author's perspectives and comments. ISBN1559714301 (hbd); 1559714387pbk. LC94-19315.
Exploring the Inside Passage to Alaska: a Cruising Guide from the San Juan Islands to Glacier Bay Douglass, Don, and Reanne Hemingway-Douglass. (Bishop, CA: Fine Edge Productions, c1995), 399 p., ISBN 0938665332 Route 2, Box 303, Bishop, CA 93514. General guide for skippers; gives local knowledge for exploring coasts: maps, anchorages. LC9447529.
Exxon Valdez Disaster: Readings on a Modern Social Problem , 2nd ed., edited by J. Steven Picou [et al.] (Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall/Hunt Pub. Co., 1999) 337 pp., paper, ISBN 0787256854, available from Cook Inlet Book Company, 415 West Fifth Avenue, Anchorage AK 99501. The communities caught in the path of the oil spill or lying within easy reach of it were damaged in unmistakable if subtle ways. This textbook gathers papers from sociological viewpoints, allowing us a many-dimensioned look at one of the most important environmental disasters of modern times.
Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Symposium (1993: Anchorage, Alaska)/ Proceedings of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Symposium/ edited by Stanley D. Rice...[et al.] (Bethesda, MD: American Fisheries Society, 1996), 931 p., ISBN0913235954 (5410 Grosvenor Lane, Suite 110, Bethesda, MD 20814-2199). LC96-085358.
Exxon Valdez Oil Spill: Fate and Effects in Alaskan Waters , edited by Peter G. Wells, James N. Butler, and Jane Staveley Hughes (Philadelphia: ASTM, 1995), 949 p., bound, ISBN 0803118961, , American Society for Testing and Materials, Philadelphia, PA. "Papers presented at the Third Symposium on Environmental Toxicology and Risk Assessment held in Atlanta, Georgia on 26-28 April 1993. LC95-25366.
Exxon Valdez oil spill: final report, state of Alaska response Piper, Ernest. / Anchorage, AK: Alaska Department of Environment Conservation, 1993. 184p. A summing up of the Exxon Valdez spill, explains the state activities--the organization, technology, clean-up--and results--legal, regulatory, and administrative changes and restoration. LC93-72684.
Faces, Voices and Dreams: A Celebration of the Centennial of the Sheldon Jackson Museum Sitka, Alaska 1888-1988 Peter L. Corey (Editor);
Facing the Extreme: One Woman's Story of True Courage, Death-Defying Survival, and Her Quest for the Summit as told to Michael Hodgson Kocour, Ruth Anne. (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1998), 256 pp., cloth, ISBN0312179421, or paperback, ISBN0312969856, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10010. An account by the only female member of a ten-person team that began an ascent of Mt. McKinley in May 1992. Nine days later, a massive weather system, the most violent on record, slammed into the mountain, trapping them on an ice shelf at 14,000 feet for 11 days and leaving them to fight for their very survival.
Fairbanks Rennick, Penny, editor, Volume 22, No. 1, Alaska Geographic (Anchorage:Alaska Geographic Society, 1995), 96 p., paper, P.O. Box 93370, Anchorage, AK 99509. wln95-074758
Fairbanks Cabbies Robinson, Richard W. (Bryn Mawr, PA: Buy Books on the web.com, 2000), 152 pp., paper, ISBN 0741403595, order from Cook Inlet Book Co., 415 West Fifth Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501. Biographies of colorful characters who made their living driving taxis.
Fairbanks: A Gold Rush Town That Beat the Odds Cole, Dermot. (cloth)/Fairbanks: The Golden Heart of Alaska (paper) (Fairbanks: Epicenter Press, 1999) 224 pp., cloth, ISBN 0945397798, or paper, ISBN 0945397739, Box 82368, Kenmore WA 98028-0368. Written by a long-time columnist for the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, this is part of the publisher's "City History Series."
Fairbanks: Alaska's Heart of Gold, a Traveler's Guide Brown, Tricia. / photographs by Roy Corral (Portland, OR: Alaska Northwest Books, 2000), 94 pp., paper, ISBN 0882405284, Graphic Arts Center Publishing Company, P.O. Box 10306, Portland, OR 97296-0306. "Alaska Pocket Guide" to Alaska's second largest city.
Fairy Tales and Myths of the Bering Sea Chukchi ,edited by Alexander B. Dolitsky; translated by Henry N. Michael (Juneau, AK: Alaska-Siberia Research Center, 1996), paper, 125 p. ISBN0965389103 (PO Box 34871, Juneau, AK 99803). wln96343021. Translation of 56 Chukchi folklore and stories first published in 1974 Russian edition, edited by E. Meletinski.
Fairy Tales and Myths of the Bering Strait Chukchi edited by Alexander B. Dolitsky, 2nd edition (Juneau: Alaska-Siberia Research Center, 1997), 136 pp., paperback, ISBN0965389111, P.O. Box 34871, Juneau, AK 99803. Intricate design, careful attention to cultural detail, expansive scope, and intriguing themes in more than 60 tales make it both educational and entertaining. Includes glossary and bibliography.
Faith of Fools: A Journal of the Klondike Gold Rush Shape, William. (Pullman: Washington State University, 1998), 120 pp., paper, ISBN0874221609, P.O. Box 645910, Pullman, WA 99164-5910. Previously unpublished journal and photographs from 1897-98.
Farallon: Shipwreck and Survival on the Alaska Shore Lloyd, Steve K. (Pullman: Washington State University Press, 2000), 202 pp., cloth, ISBN 0874221935, or paper, ISBN 0874221943, P.O. Box 645910, Pullman, WA 99164-5910. Account of a 1910 winter shipwreck and rescue in Cook Inlet, dramatically illustrated with photographs taken by the ship's mail clerk, John E. Thwaites.
Farthest North: the quest for the North Pole edited by Clive Holland. New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers, Inc., 1994. 305p. Describes with eyewitness accounts various north polar expeditions from the early 1800's to 1993. Includes bibliographic references. ISBN0786701285.
Fashion Means your Fur Hat is Dead: a Guide to Good Manners and Social Survival in Alaska Doogan, Mike. illustrated by Dee Boyles. (Fairbanks: Epicenter Press, c1996), 157 p., paper, ISBN 0945397542 (Box 60529, Fairbanks, AK 99706, dist. By Graphic Arts Center Publishing, PO Box 10306, Portland, OR 97296-0306). LC96-86224. Anchorage Daily News columnist and humorist presents his version of an Alaska "code of conduct."
Father of the Iditarod: The Joe Redington Story Freedman, Lew. (Fairbanks: Epicenter Press, 1999) 320 pp., paper, ISBN 9945397755, P.O. Box 82368, Kenmore WA 98028. Biography of the man who almost single-handedly rescued long-distance Alaska dog mushing from extinction.
Fifty years below zero: a lifetime of adventure in the Far North Brower, Charles D. / [Fairbanks, AK]: University of Alaska Press, 1994. 324 p. In 1883, Charles Brower came to the Arctic to investigate coal mining possibilities near Cape Lisburne. Except for occasional trips, he remained within the Arctic Circle for the rest of his life. He shares the high adventure, telling what he learned about whaling, pioneering and about the native people with whom he lived. Reprint of 1942 edition with new preface by Terrence Cole. ISBN0912006684 (acid-free paper). LC94-9812.
Filipinos in Alaska, 1788-1958 Buchholdt, Thelma. (Anchorage: Aboriginal Press, 1996), 187 p., paper, ISBN0965541509, (600 Barrow St., Suite 402, Anchorage, AK 99501). LC96-949940. An Asian Alaskan Cultural Center history in Alaska documentation project. This is the first book that traces history and culture of the Filipinos in Alaska from the record of the first merchant seaman in the last quarter of the Eighteenth Century through the community just before Statehood.
Final Voyage of the Princess Sophia: Did They All Have to Die? O'Keefe, Betty and Ian Macdonald. (Surrey, B.C.: Heritage House Pub. ; Bishop, Calif.: Fine Edge, 1998), 192 pp., paperback, ISBN0938665618, or ISBN 1895811643, Route 2, Box 303, Bishop, CA 93514. Even after 80 years, the worst disaster of the Inside Passage still leaves lingering questions these journalists explore.
Finns, Swedes and Norwegians in the Alaska World War I Draft Registrations, 1917-1918 Vincet, Timothy L. (Salt Lake City: The Author, 2000), 334 pp., P.O. Box 526163, Salt Lake City, UT 84152. A compilation of 4500 entries which includes all information from each draft application.
Firecracker boys O'Neill, Daniel T. / New York: St. Martin's Press, 1994. 388p. Author was named Historian of the Year in 1994 by the Alaska Historical Society for this book that tells the story of Project Chariot, a plan to carve a new harbor out of the Alaska coast near Point Hope by detonating thermonuclear bombs, and how the project and the Atomic Energy Commission were stopped in the early 1960's. The Author also received the Alaska Library Association's 1994 Outstanding Alaskana Award. ISBN0312110863. LC94-2830.
First 25 Years: a History of Goldbelt, Incorporated Metcalfe, Peter. (Juneau: Goldbelt, Inc., 1998), 64 pp., paperback, 9097 Glacier Hwy., Suite 200, Juneau, AK 99801. An illustrated history of the ANSCA corporation for Juneau, Alaska.
First Across the Continent: Sir Alexander MacKenzie Gough, Barry. (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1997), 264 pp., cloth, ISBN 0-8061-2944-1 or paper, ISBN 0806130024, 4100 28th Avenue N.W., Norman, OK 73069-8218. LC97-002942. Volume 14 in the "Oklahoma Western Biographies" series. Reveals the international impact of Mackenzie's expeditions and his vital role in the history of the fur trade and the American West. Gough takes the reader along with Mackenzie on his hazardous travels and voyages, using contemporary accounts to bring to life the problems and perils faced by the young explorer in his 1789 journey to the Arctic Ocean and his 1793 journey to the Pacific, which predate the Lewis and Clark expedition.
First Fish, First People: Salmon Tales of the North Pacific Rim Edited by Judith Roche and Meg McHutchison (Seattle: One Reel in association with University of Washington Press, 1998), 199 pp., paperback, ISBN0295977396, P.O. Box 50096, Seattle, WA 98145-5096. Writers from two continents and four countries of the Pacific Rim write about "the fish of the gods" from both a historical and a contemporary perspective.
First Nations of British Columbia: an Anthropological Survey Muckle, Robert J. (Vancouver, B.C.: UBC Press, 1998), 146 pp., paperback, ISBN077480663X, UBC Press, University of British Columbia, 6344 Memorial Road, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2 Canada. Presents a concise and accessible overview of First Nations peoples, cultures, and issues in the province. The author currently teaches anthropology at Capilano College in North Vancouver.
First One Hundred Years: St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, 1894 - 1994 written and edited by Father Michael Oleksa...[et al.]/ Juneau, AK (POB 20130, Juneau 99802): St Nicholas Church and The Friends of St. Nicholas, 1994. 36 p. A history of the church, founded at the initiative of local Tlingit leaders in 1894, with many historical illustrations. wln95-10921.
Fishcamp Joseph, Dorothy Savage. (Bend, Ore.: Maverick Publications, c1997) 143 pp., ISBN 0892882700. wln97256497. An Athabascan Indian tells about growing up in Holy Cross in rural Alaska.
Fishcamp: Life on an Alaskan Shore Lord, Nancy. (Washington, DC: Island Press, 1997), 261 pp., cloth, ISBN1559635258 (1718 Connecticut Avenue, N. W., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20009). LC96-52052. Author writes of her life from June to August, days filled with net fishing near Cook Inlet and with the nature and cultures that surround their site.
Flat and Iditarod 1993-1995 Oral History Interviews Buzzell, Rolfe G. (Anchorage: Bureau of Land Management and Department of Natural Resources, 1997), 288 pp., comb-bound, order from Office of History and Archaeology, 3601 C Street, Suite 1278, Anchorage, AK 99503-5921. wln98-096752. Summaries of interviews with seven individuals associated with these southwest Alaskan mining communities.
Flying cold: the adventures of Russel Merrill, pioneer Alaskan aviator MacLean, Robert Merrill, and Sean Rossiter. / Fairbanks: Epicenter Press; Portland, OR: Graphic Arts Center Pub. Col, 1994. 178 p. Biography of one of Alaska's first aviators (1920s); based on personal logs, journals, letters written by Merrill and his widow Thyra and illustrated with over 80 vintage photographs. ISBN094597321(hbd); 09439733X pbk. LC94-27416.
Flying, Fighting Weathermen of Patrol Wing Four, 1941-1945: Memoirs of Paul E. Carrigan memoirs of Paul E. Carrigan, Description: U.S. Navy : Kodiak, Dutch Harbor, Umnak, Cold Bay, Adak, Amchitka, Kiska, Shemya, Attu and The Empire Express to Paramushiro. Published/Created: [Forked River, N.J.] : Regal-Lith Printers, c2002. Description: 3 v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Flying, Hiking and Gold Prospecting Adventure in Wild, Present - Day Alaska

Anderson, Douglas. Gold in Trib 1 (Anchorage, AK: Publication Consultants, 1997), 195 pp., ISBN188812511X, PO Box 221974. Anchorage, AK 99522-1974. wln97-12031. Two modern adventurers prospect for gold in the Ladue River region of interior Alaska.

Fog on the Mountain De Laguna, Frederica. (Homer: Kachemak Country Publications, 1995), 275 p., paper, P.O. Box 2386, Homer, AK 99603. Reprint of a murder mystery by the eminent anthropologist, originally published for the Doubleday Crime Club in 1938. LC 9575337.
Following the Alaskan Dream: My Salmon Trolling Adventures in the Last Frontier

George, Marilyn Jordan. (Petersburg: The Author, 1999) 365 pp., ISBN 0967163900, P.O. Box 1031, Petersburg AK 99833. R. N. DeArmond says the author "has written a gripping account of those years of fishing for salmon and halibut, of disasters at sea, and of raising a family under circumstances peculiar to Southeastern Alaska."

Fond Memories of Anchorage Pioneers: Personal Histories Written by Pioneers of Alaska, Igloo 15, Auxiliary 4.(Anchorage, Alaska: The Pioneers, 1996), 286p., cloth (Box 101041, Anchorage, AK 99510-1041). LC 95-083083. Sketches of members of the Anchorage organization that keeps alive the memories of Alaska's early settlers.
Footprints in history: Thorne Bay, Alaska by Mary Lou Swaim and Leona Coleman, Published/Created: [Thorne, Ketchikan, Alaska] : Swaim, c1979. Description: 199 p. : ill. ; 29 cm. Notes: Includes index.
For God and Tsar: A Brief History of Russian America, 1741-1867 Nordlander, David J. (Anchorage: Alaska Natural History Association, 1994), 25 p., paper, ISBN 0-930931-15-7, 605 West 4th Avenue, Suite 85, Anchorage, AK 99501. Illustrated booklet by the historian at Sitka National Historical Park. wln96-24087.
Forever Alaska Johnson, Nona J. Hall. (Eagle River: The Author, 1999) 210 pp., paper, ISBN 0965307441, available from Cook Inlet Book Company, 415 West Fifth Avenue, Anchorage AK 99501. Alaskan memories of a World War II Woman Marine who lived in Anchorage, Seldovia and Fairbanks.
Forgotten Heroes: Police Officers Killed in Alaska, 1850-1997 Wilbanks, William. (Paducah, Kent.: Turner Publications, 1999) ISBN 1563115115, P.O. Box 3101, Paducah KY 42001. Following a brief history of Alaskan law enforcement, the author discusses the deaths of forty-six peace officers, the earliest being a United States marshal killed in 1897 and the most recent a Fairbanks officer killed in 1998 (regardless of title).
Fort Reliance, Yukon: An Archaeological Assessment Clark, Donald W. , Mercury series no. 150 (Hull, PQ: Canadian Museum of Civilization, 1995), 247 p., paper, ISBN 0660140322, P.O. Box 3100, Station B, Hull, PQ J8X 4H2. Report on excavation of a site just downstream from Dawson. cn95-980029.
Fractured Veins & Broken Dreams: Montana Mountain and the Windy Arm Stampede Lundberg, Murray. (Whitehorse: Pathfinder Publications, 1998), 160 pp., paper, order from Mac's Fireweed Books, 203 Main Street, Whitehorse, YT Y1A 2B2. Story of a 1905 silver strike in the area between Windy Arm and Carcross in southern Yukon.
Frank Yasuda and the Chandalar

Wolff, Ernest N. (Fairbanks: The Author, 1997), 66 pp., 875 Crazy Horse Way, Fairbanks, AK 99712. wln97139775. Account of a Japanese whaler who jumped ship in Barrow, married an Inupiat woman, and crossed the Brooks Range to found the village of Beaver on the Yukon River; illustrated with photographs.

From Barrow to Boothia: The Arctic Journal of Chief Factor Peter Warren Dease, 1836-1839 by Peter Warren Dease and William Barr, (Rupert's Land Record Society Series, 7)
From Fish Camps to Cold Storages; a Brief History of the Petersburg Area to 1927 Ellis, Pat. ([Petersburg, AK: Clausen Memorial Museum, 1998), 102p., Order from: P.O. Box 708, Petersburg, AK 99833. Covers Petersburg's first thirty years.
From Sitka's Past DeArmond, Robert N. (Sitka: Sitka Historical Society, 1995), 259 p., paper, ISBN0964485214 (330 Harbor Drive, Sitka, AK 99835). wln95-071507. A selection of 49 newspaper columns on historical topics, by a noted journalist and historian.
From the Land of the Totem Poles Aldona Jonaitis, University of Washington Press, Seattle, 1988
From War to Wilderness Shelford, Cyril. (Victoria, B.C.: Shelford Pub., 1997), 250 pp., hardbound, ISBN1550565338, 4210 Kincaid Street, Victoria, BC V8X4K6. cn97-9107121. Letters of the author's father relate his early life in which he fought in the Boer War and then came to America, arriving in Alaska in 1904 where he stayed for six years-trapping and building--before settling in British Columbia.
Front Street, Kotzebue Photography by Dennis Witmer, ISBN-10 0977102823, IBSN-13 9780977102822, Just north of the Arctic Circle sits Kotzebue, a town of the Inupiat people that has endured for over a century. In this compelling visual essay, Dennis Witmer captures scenes on its Front Street, the main thoroughfare whose buildings have evolved from the sod huts of Native cultures to permanent wood and concrete edifices. From front yards with parked snow machines to townspeople peacefully strolling down sidewalks, the striking black-and-white images in Front Street, Kotzebue offer a thought-provoking view of life in the Arctic and people’s methods of coexisting with the brutality of nature.
Frontier Justice Ferrell, Ed. (Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, 1998), 146 pp., paper, ISBN078840881X, 1540-E Pointer Place Ridge, Suite 301, Bowie, MD 20716, 1-800-398-7709. Adventures in law and order from Alaskan history.
Frontier Physician: the Life and Legacy of Dr. C. Earl Albrecht Jordan, Nancy. (Fairbanks: Press, 1996), 222 p., paper, ISBN 0-945397-50-X, (Box 60529, Fairbanks, AK 99706, dist. By Graphic Arts Center Publishing, PO Box 10306, Portland, OR 97296-0306). LC96-000627. Life story of a medical doctor who arrived in Alaska in the 1930s to serve the Matanuska Colony and went on to become a leader in the field of circumpolar health.
Frontiers of Justice, Volume I: The Death Penalty Whitman, Claudia. (Brunswick: Biddle Publishing, 1998), 270 pp., paper, ISBN1879418266, P.O. Box 1305, #103, Brunswick, ME 04011. An anthology about capital punishment which includes an essay by John Gaffney who witnessed a 1939 hanging in Juneau.
Frozen in Silver: The Life and Frontier Photography of P. E. Larson Bailey, Ronald T. (Athens, OH: Swallow Press, 1998), 287 pp., cloth, ISBN0804009996, or paper, ISBN0804010005,Scott Quadrangle, Athens, OH 45701. Swedish immigrant, P. E. Larss (later Larson), became a frontier photographer, working his way West through Minnesota, California, and British Columbia before joining the Klondike Gold Rush and making his fortune. He later set up his studio in Nevada and eventually settled in Oregon.
Frozen Shield: Alaska Cover-up Mangieri, Nick. (Williamsburg, Va.: Veracity Press, 2000), 395 pp., paper, ISBN 0966536428, P.O. Box 369, Lightfoot, VA 93090. Former police chief tells his side of the story of governmental corruption in Palmer.
Fur Traders from New England: the Boston Men in the North Pacific, 1787-1800, The Narratives of William Dane Phelps, William Sturgis & James Gilchrist Swan Busch, Briton C., and Barry M. Gough, editors.(Spokane: Arthur H. Clark, 1997), 137 pp., cloth, ISBN 0870622617, P.O. Box 14707, Spokane, WA 99214. Annotated documents and excerpts from the early fur trade.
Gamblers and Dreamers: Women, Men, and Community in the Klondike Porsild, Charlene. (Vancouver: UBC Press, 1998), 250 pp., paper, ISBN0774806516, order from Cook Inlet Book Company, 415 West Fifth Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501. A social study of turn-of-the-century Dawson City.
Gambler's Wife: The Life of Malinda Jenkins, As Told in Conversations to Jesse Lilienthal Jenkins, Malinda. (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1998), 296 pp., paperback, ISBN0803276079, 312 North 14th Street, Lincoln, NE 68588-0484. Reissue of the 1933 edition which tells of Jenkin's adventurous life; in 1897 she crossed the Chilkoot Pass to join her gambler husband in Dawson.
Geographic Dictionary of Alaska

by Marcus Baker, US Geological Survey, Washington, Govt Printing Office, 1906.
Book now online.
Introduction and A Places through J Places
K Places through Z Places

Ghost Towns and Trails of the Yukon Sawatsky, Don. (Whitehorse: Northbush Publications, 1994), 126 p., paper, ISBN 1896079016 (order from Mac's Fireweed Books, 203 Main Street, Whitehorse, YT, Canada YlA 2B2). cn94-910335. Reprint of 1975 title Ghost Town Trails of the Yukon.
Gift of the Whale: The Inupiat Bowhead Hunt, a Sacred Tradition Hess, Bill. (Seattle: Sasquatch Books, 1999) 227 pp., cloth, ISBN 1570611637, 615 Second Ave., Seattle WA 98104. Booklist (9/1/99) says about this beautifully produced book, "The aboriginal right to hunt bowhead whales (an endangered species) remains controversial, but Hess' book presents a strong case for the cultural and spiritual side of the argument."
Giraudo. Ka'gun'da: George James Beck, Alaskan Pioneer Teacher, Missionary, Leader Beck, Mary (Ketchikan: Rocky Point Publishing, 1999) 142 pp., paper, ISBN0966947819, 2855 Tongass Avenue, Ketchikan AK 99901. Biography of a teacher who began his Alaska career at the Presbyterian Sitka Training School in 1895.
Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska Kelley, Mark, editor., photographs by Mark Kelley, text by Sherry Simpson (Juneau: Mark Kelley, 2000), 128 pp., cloth, ISBN 1880865181, or paper, ISBN 18886519X, P.O. Box 20470, Juneau, AK 99802. Spectacular color photographs grace this historical survey and present activities of the nature and people of Glacier Bay.
Glass trade beads in Alaska: early contact Miller, Polly G. / Altamonte Springs, FL: Bead Society of Central Florida (121 Larkspur Dr, Altamonte Springs, FL 32701), 1994. 44p. Explores the historical, ethnographical, ethno-historical and archaeological evidence to explain the bead legacy left by trading impacts that took place across Alaska's vast geographical expanse over a time span of 150 years. Includes bibliographical references; originally presented at "The Bead Trade in the Americas" international conference held March 20-22, 1992 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. LC94-237824.
Gold at Fortymile Creek: early days in the Yukon

Gates, Michael. / Vancouver: UBC Press, 1994. 200p. Story of the search for gold in the Yukon before the great Klondike Gold Rush, 1873-1896; based on accounts of prospectors such as Swiftwater Bill, Chris Sonnickson, Jack McQuesten and George Carmack. ISBN0774804688(hbk); 0774804920 pbk . cn94-910199.

Gold Fields of the Klondike Leonard, John W. (Whitehorse: Clairedge, 1994), 209 p., cloth, ISBN0969872305 (order from Mac's Fireweed Books, 203 Main Street, Whitehorse, YT, Canada YlA 2B2). cn95-009442. "The story as told by Ladue, Berry, Phiscator and other gold finders;" reprint of the 1897 edition, with photographs and illustrations.
Gold in Alaska: A Century of Mining History in Alaska's National Parks

(Anchorage: National Park Service, 1997), 31 pp., paper, free on request from National Park Service, Alaska Regional Office, 2525 Gambell Street, Room 107, Anchorage, AK 99503-2892. wln98049271. Illustrated booklet featuring seven parks around the state.

Gold Panning: a Guide to Recreational Gold Panning on the Kenai Peninsula, Chugach National Forest, Alaska

([Anchorage?]: United States Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Alaska Region, 1997), 26 pp., paperback, free, GPO 37-181834. Produced by a group from the Chugach National Forest and from the Bureau of Land Management, this guide gives all the necessary information on recreational panning for gold, including maps and panning sites.

Gold Rush Centennial Photographs, 1893-1916: a Catalog of Selected Gold Rush Views at the Alaska State Library compiled by India M. Spartz (Juneau, AK: Alaska State Library, Alaska Historical Collections, 1995), 15 p., paper, P.O. Box 110571, Juneau, AK 99811-0571. Highly selective sample of Gold Rush images found in this research collection. wln95-068910.
Gold Rush Letters of Leroy Stewart Townsend, 1898-1899: The Valdez and Copper Valley, Alaska Townsend, Leroy Stewart., edited by Peggy Jean Townsend, Patricia Roppel, and Art Petersen, (Auke Bay: Klondike Research, 1998), 166 pp., cloth, ISBN0965793850, or paper, ISBN0965793842, P.O. Box 210174, Auke Bay, AK 99821. A collection of previously unpublished photographs and letters from a medical doctor on the scurvy-ridden Valdez Trail.
Gold Rush Women Murphy, Claire Rudolf, and Jane G. Haigh. (Anchorage, AK: Alaska Northwest Books, 1997), 126 pp. paper, ISBN0882404849, order from PO Box 10306, Portland, OR 97210. LC 97-946. Profiles selected to reveal the depth and variety of women's roles in the North during the Klondike Gold Rush.
Gold Rush: North to Alaska and the Klondike Wilson, Ian, and Sally Wilson. (West Vancouver, B.C. ; Seattle: Gordon Soules Book Publishers, 1996), 246 p., paper, ISBN 0919574602 (#620 - 1916 Pike Place, Seattle, WA 98101). LC9619680. For one year, the authors relived the adventure of the great gold stampede.
Gold, Ghost Towns & Grizzlies: Treasure Hunting in Alaska Wendt, Ron. (Wasilla, AK: Goldstream Publications, 1996), 72 p., paper, ISBN1886574014 (PO Box 870624, Wasilla, AK 99687). wln96-042762. Stories of gold prospecting and tales, some of which may be true of treasures lost and/or waiting to be discovered.
Golden Gamble Emanuel, Richard P. , Volume 24, Number 2 of Alaska Geographic (Anchorage: Alaska Geographic Society, 1997), 96 pp., paper, ISBN 1566610362, P.O. Box 93370PR, Anchorage, AK 99509-3370. wln97-282675. Pictorial account of the gold rush era and the changes it brought to Alaska and the rest of the Pacific Northwest.
Goldpan, Trapline & Camera: The Harry A. Johnson Album Olthuis, Diane. (Hope, AK: Timbers, Tails & Yarns, 1997), 46 pp., paper,order from Cook Inlet Book Company, 415 West Fifth Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501. Album of Harry Johnson photographs with biographical notes on the photographer.
Good and Faithful Servant: the Year of Saint Innocent: an exhibit commemorating the bicentennial of the birth of Ioann Veniaminov, 1797-1997 edited by Lydia Black, assisted by Katherine L. Arndt (Fairbanks: University of Alaska Fairbanks & Alaska State Veniaminov Bicentennial Committee, 1997), 87 pp., paper, wln98-053250. Catalog for an exhibit commemorating the bicentennial of the birth of Ioann Veniaminov, early Russian missionary, translator, architect and finally, head of the Orthodox Church of Russia.
Good Time Girls of the Alaska-Yukon Gold Rush Morgan, Lael. (Fairbanks, AK: Epicenter Press, 1998), 352 pp., cloth, ISBN0945397631, Box 82368, Kenmore, WA 98028. Stories of the prostitutes, dance hall girls, and entertainers who accompanied the men of the gold rush era. Alaska Historical Society award for history book of the year, 1998.
Great Alaska Earthquake, March 27,1964

Cohen, Stan. 8.6: (Missoula: Pictorial Histories Publishing, 1995),140 p., paper, ISBN 092952196X, 713 South Third St. West, Missoula, MT 59801. Includes over 200 photographs, some in color, of effects of this devastating earthquake. LC 95-67027.

Great Alaska Pipeline Cohen, Stanley
Great Land: Reflections on Alaska edited by Robert Hedin and Gary Holthaus / Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1994. 317p. Collection of essays by writers who describe events, people and wildlife in Alaska, from Southeast to the Yukon. This is the second volume of writings on Alaska for these editors. ISBN0816514178hbd, ISBN0816514372pbk. LC93-43506.
Great Reindeer Caper: The Missionary and the Miners Rinaldo, Peter M. (Briarcliff Manor, NY: DorPete Press, 1997), 120 pp., cloth, , ISBN 1890849006, P.O. Box 238, Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510. LC97-66799. Account of a gold rush fiasco, a government sponsored relief expedition to send reindeer to starving gold miners who were actually doing just fine; includes excerpts from an unpublished manuscript of Rinaldo's ancestor Peter Trout, who prospected in the Yukon valley before 1897.
Green Alaska: Dreams from the Far Coast Lord, Nancy. (Washington, D.C.: Counterpoint, 1999) 170 pp., cloth, ISBN 1582430020, or paper, ISBN 1582430780, P.O. Box 65793, Washington DC 20035-5793. "An imaginative work based largely on the Harriman Alaska Expedition of 1899 and writer John Burroughs' role as expedition historian."
Growing Up Native in Alaska McClanahan, Alexandra J. forward by Carl H. Marrs (Anchorage: The Ciri Foundation, 2000), 389 pp., paper, ISBN1578331145, 2600 Cordova Street, Suite 206, Anchorage, AK 99503. Twenty-seven young Alaska Natives discuss their cultures and traditions and their meaning and relevance in today's world.
Guide to Alaska's Criminal Justice System Vandercook, Marcia. . (Anchorage, AK: Alaska Judicial Council, 1995), 57 p., paper, free, 1029 West Third Avenue, Suite 202, Anchorage, AK 99501-1981. "This guide describes Alaska's criminal justice system from the time someone commits a crime to the offender's release from state supervision." A resource directory is included. wln95-171002.
Guide to the Probate Records for Alaska, 1885-1960 compiled by Steve McCarthy (Juneau: Alaska State Archives, 2000), 271 pp., comb-bound, request from Alaska State Archives, 141 Willoughby Avenue, Juneau, AK 99801. Lists almost 17,000 names and the judicial precincts where each case was heard; the records themselves are held at the State Archives in Juneau.
Gwich'in Native Elders: Not Just Knowledge, but a Way of Looking at the World Wilson, Shawn Stanley.(Fairbanks, AK: Alaska Native Knowledge Network, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 1996), 62 pp., University of Alaska Fairbanks, Harper Building, PO Box 756730, Fairbanks, AK 99775. wln98039946. First of series entitled "Native pathways to Education," this study examines the role, characteristics, and needs of elders of Fort Yukon.
Haa Aani=Our Land: Tlingit and Haida Land Rights and Use Goldschmidt, Walter R. and Theodore H. Haas, (Juneau: Sealaska Heritage Foundation, in association with University of Washington Press, 1998), 219 pp., paper, ISBN029597639X, P.O. Box 50096, Seattle, WA 98145-5096. A reprint of the 1946 federal government report "Possessory Rights of the Natives of Southeastern Alaska," adding the eighty-eight original Native witness statements, an introduction by Thomas F. Thornton, and reminiscences by Walter R. Goldschmidt. An important document in the history of Alaskan Native land claims.
Haa Kusteeyi, Our Culture: Tlingit life stories Dauenhauer, Richard and Nora Marks. / Seattle: University of Washington Press; Juneau: Sealaska Heritage Foundation, 1994. This third volume of the series, "Classics of Tlingit Oral Literature," features life histories of more than 50 men and women, including a section on the founders of the Alaska Native Brotherhood. Includes a lengthy introduction which explains the milieu in which the subjects of these life histories came of age. ISBN0295974001hbd, 029597401Xpbk. LC94-28657.
Haida Gwaii: Journeys through the Queen Charlotte Islands

Gill, Ian. (Vancouver: Raincoast Books, 1997), 150 pp., paper, ISBN1551920689, 8680 Cambie Street, Vancouver, CB, V6P 6M9. cn96-910697. Three different, very personal journeys capture much of the history, culture, and enchantment of this remote place and its people.

Hair of the Dog: Tales from Aboard a Russian Trawler Oakley, Barbara A. (Pullman, WA: Washington State University Press, 1996), 190 p., cloth,ISBN087422134X; paper, ISBN0874221358 (PO Box 645910, Pullman, WA 99164-5910). LC96-853. Serving as a translator aboard the Russian processing ships where Russian and American fishermen worked together during a joint fishing venture in the 1980s.
Handbook of Alaska: Its Resources, Products and Attractions by Major-General Adolphus Washington Greeley, New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1909. Book now online. Note that part of index is missing.
Handful of Pebbles: Stories from Seward History Capra, Doug. (Seward: Yankee Sourdough Publications, 1995), 60 p., paper, ISBN 096465170X, P.O. Box 1574, Seward, AK 99664. "Six stories from Sewards' past interspersed with fifteen historic photographs of people and scenes." WLN 95-93678.
Hands Feel It: Healing and Spirit Presence among a Northern Alaskan People Turner, Edith L. B. (DeKalb, Ill.: Northern Illinois University Press, 1996), 260 p., ISBN0875802125 (cloth); ISBN0875805736 (pbk.) (320 A Williston Hall, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 60115). LC95-026638. The author's experiences with Inupiat spirituality and healing during a year of life in a village on Alaska's north slope.
Head winds Warbelow, Marvin. / Tok, Alaska: Main Street Alaska Pub., 1994. 147p. Rev. edition of 1987 publication on bush pilots in Alaska. wln95036575.
Heaven on earth: orthodox treasures of Siberia and North America Smith, Barbara Sweetland, David J. Goa, Dennis G. Bell. / Anchorage, AK: Anchorage Museum of History and Art (121 West 7th Ave., Anchorage AK 99501), 1994. 115p. 1994 exhibition catalog of Russian Orthodox Church icons and sacred objects. ISBN1885267002. wln94-258734.
Heritage of Alaska Hilscher, Herb. (Anchorage: National Bank of Alaska, 1999) 28 pp., paper, request from Heritage Library, P.O. Box 100600, Anchorage AK 99510. This is a reprint of the 1971 edition. It contains dozens of scripts for television and radio spots which were narrated by Elmer Rasmuson and aired in the 1960s. Each short article is about an incident, character, or period in Alaskan history such as "The First Bells Cast in Alaska," "How to Start an Alaskan Library," or "Dr. Will Chase-Beloved Alaskan."
Heritage of Talkeetna Sheldon, Roberta. (Talkeetna: Talkeetna Editions, 1995), 185 p., paper, Box 292, Talkeetna, AK 99676. History of this southcentral Alaskan town told by a lifelong Alaskan who has lived there for thirty years. LC 96-144782.
Highway on the sea: a pictorial history of the Alaska Marine Highway System Cohen, Stan. / Missoula, MT: Pictorial Histories Publishing, 1994. 48p. Photographs and brief history tell the story of the State ferries, 1950s to present. ISBN 0929521870. wln94-250729.
Hiking in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park Kost, Danny. (Anchorage: Danny Kost, 2000), 66 pp., paper, P.O. Box 110494, Anchorage, AK 99510. Guidebook to traveling this remote and rugged backcountry.
Hiking with Ghosts: the Chilkoot Trail, Then and Now

Backhouse, Frances, and Adrian Dorst. (Vancouver: Raincoast Books, 1999), 129 pp., paper, ISBN 1551922762, 9050 Shaughnessy Street, Vancouver, BC V6P 6E5. Overview of favorite hiking trail then and now.

Hillside - a history: a compilation of interviews with original homesteaders: as recorded by Mr. Stoops' six grade enrichment class Stoops, James G., ed. / Anchorage, AK: J.G. Stoops (Anchorage School District, POB. 196614, Anchorage, AK 99519-6614), 1993. 96 p. Cover title reads: " the homesteaders, stories of the early homesteaders of the south Anchorage hillside." LC94-140228.
Historic Building Survey Report, Flat, Alaska Buzzell, Rolfe G., and Darrell L. Lewis. (Anchorage: Bureau of Land Management and Department of Natural Resources, 1997), 187 pp., comb-bound, Office of History and Archaeology, 3601 C Street, Suite 1278, Anchorage, AK 99503-5921. wln98-096353.
Historic Building Survey Report: Hope, Alaska Olthuis, Diane. (Hope: Hope and Sunrise Historical Society, 1999) 129 pp., comb-bound, Hope and Sunrise Historical Society, Box 88, Hope AK 99605. An illustrated survey of the buildings in this small Turnagain Arm community.
Historical Atlas of the Pacific Northwest: Maps of Exploration and Discovery--British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Yukon Hayes, Derek. (Seattle: Sasquatch Books, 1999) 208 pp., cloth, ISBN 1570612153, 615 Second Avenue, Suite 260, Seattle WA 98104. Reproductions of 322 historic maps, from the 16th through the 20th centuries.
History and Ethnohistory of the Aleutians East Borough Black, Lydia. (Fairbanks: Limestone Press, 1999) 385 pp., cloth,ISBN 189590126X, P.O. Box 756240, Fairbanks AK 99775-0860. Provides a comprehensive view of the history of each Borough community and its economic development.
History of Alaska by Jeannette Nichols
History of Fort Durham - Hudson's Bay Company Trading Post located in Taku Harbor 1840-1843 within the boundaries of present day Juneau, Alaska Olson, Wallace M. (Auke Bay: Heritage Research, 1994), 77 p., paper, Box 210961, Auke Bay, AK 99821. wln95-10269.
History of mines and prospects, Ketchikan District, prior to 1952 by John Bufvers, . Published/Created: Juneau, State of Alaska, Division of Mines and Minerals, 1967. Description: 32 l. map. 29 cm.
History of Mining on the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska, Barry, Mary J. revised edition, (Anchorage: M.J.P. Barry, 1997), 296 pp., paper, ISBN 0-9617009-5-5,323 West Harvard Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501. LC 96-095346. Expanded edition of the author's 1973 classic.
History of Mining on Upper Fish Creek, Fairbanks, Alaska Higgs, Andrew S., and Robert A. Sattler. (Fairbanks: Fairbanks Gold Mining, Inc., 1994), 23 p., paper, order from Alaska Dept. of Natural Resources, Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation, State Historic Preservation Office, P.O. Box 107001, Anchorage, AK 99510-7001. History of the site of today's Fort Knox gold mine. wln95-052103.
History of Mining on Upper Fish Creek, Fairbanks, Alaska Higgs, Andrew S., and Robert A. Sattler. (Fairbanks: Fairbanks Gold Mining, Inc., 1994), 23 p., paper, order from Alaska Dept. of Natural Resources, Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation, State Historic Preservation Office, P.O. Box 107001, Anchorage, AK 99510-7001. History of the site of today's Fort Knox gold mine. wln95-052103.
History of Prince William Sound, Alaska Lethcoe, Jim. / Valdez, Alaska: Prince William Sound Books, 1994. 169p. Early explorers to 1994 with brief bibliography and index. ISBN1877900044. wln94-284125. .
History of the Chisana Mining District, Alaska, 1890-1990 Bleakley, Geoffrey T. (Anchorage: National Park Service, 1996), 148 pp., paper, order from Wrangell-St. Elias National Park/ Preserve, PO Box 439, Mile 105.5 Old Richardson Highway, Copper Center, AK 99573. Includes a list of names for the district from the 1920 census.
History of the Kettleson Memorial Library, the Public Library of Sitka, Alaska, 1923-1998 DeArmond, Robert N. (Sitka: [Kettleson Memorial Library], 1998), 36 pp., paper, 320 Harbor Drive, Sitka, AK 99835-7553. Illustrated history of the library, its various locations, and the people who made it possible.
History of the Pacific Northwest and of Alaska Subject Index, as found in the United States Government Documents, Congressional Series, in the American State Papers, and in Other Documents 1789-1881, prepared by Katharine B. Judson, M.A. for the Seattle Public Library, published by the Washington State Library, Olympia 1913. Now online.
Holy Name Catholic Church : a history of the parish of the Holy Name in Ketchikan from 1904 to 2002 by Mary Giraudo Beck. Published/Created: Ketchikan, Alaska : Pioneer Printing Co., c2002. Description: vi, 50 p. : ill. ; 22 cm. ISBN: 0966947827
Home at Last (The Matanuska Series #3) by Bonnie Leon
Home Sweet Homestead: Sketches of Pioneer Life in Interior Alaska Griffin, Joy. (Anchorage: Alaska Press, 1995), 192 p., paper, ISBN 1886921024. P.O. Box 90565, Anchorage, AK 99509-0565. Homesteading story of a family "proving up" north of Fairbanks in the 1960s. wln95-231163.
Homelands: Kayaking the Inside Passage Ricks, Byron. (New York: Bard, 1999), 370 pp., paper, ISBN 0380809184, HarperCollins Publishers, 10 East 53rd Street, New York NY 10022. The true story of a remarkable adventure: an extraordinary trip by kayak that began in April in Alaska's Glacier Bay and concluded five months later in the southern Puget Sound.
Homer Spit: Coal, Gold, & Con Men Klein, Janet R. (Homer: Kachemak Country Publications, 1996), 70 p. , paper, ,ISBN0965115712 (PO Box 3406, Homer, AK 99603-3406). LC 96-9465. Compendium of quotations and illustrations from the earliest recorded history of the Homer Spit through the early 1900s, published to celebrate the Centennial of the naming of Homer in 1896.
Honest Dogs: A Story of Triumph and Regret from the World's Toughest Sled Dog Race O'Donoghue, Brian Patrick. (Kenmore, Wash.: Epicenter Press, 1999) 335 pp., paper,ISBN 094539778X, P.O. Box 82368, Kenmore WA 98028. A newspaper reporter tries his luck on the brutal Yukon Quest six years after finishing last in the Iditarod.
Howard Luke: My Own Trail by Howard Luke, edited by Jan Steinbright Jackson, ISBN-10: 1877962325, ISBN-13: 9781877962325,Howard Luke was born downriver beyond Nenana, at Linder Lake in 1923. His mother would teach him at night with stories and how to take care of your luck, "gallee'ya". Howard moved with his mother and rest of the family to Fairbanks in 1936. He began dog training and racing in the 1940s. His first North American dog race was in Fairbanks in 1947. He came in 2nd place in the 1947 race. Howard also raced boats, winning the 1965 Yukon 800. Howard dedicated the Gallee'ya Spirit Camp, located on his land, to his mother. The camp is a place where Howard can work with people who are have trouble with alcohol, work with children who want to learn about making things like sleds, traps, and learn about herbs and medicine. Howard believes that his respect for elders is the basis of his success and is the message he wants to impart to the rest of us.

Hunting for Gold in Alaska's Talkeetna Mountains, 1897-1951: With a Background Sketch of Alaska's Great Gold-Lode Camps Stoll, William M. (Ligonier, PA: The Author, 1997), 301 pp., paper, ISBN 0-9656212-0-0, order from Cook Inlet Book Company, 415 West Fifth Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501. LC96-092743. History of the mines and miners in the Talkeetna gold belt illustrated with maps, diagrams, and photographs.
Hunting the Largest Animals: Native Whaling in the Western Arctic and Subarctic Edited by Allen P. McCartney (Edmonton: Canadian Circumpolar Institute, University of Alberta, 1995), 345 p., ISBN 0919058957, paper, (Occasional Paper No. 36, ISSN 0838-133X-36.) Papers presented at a symposium on native whaling, held at the Alaska Anthropological Association meeting in April, 1993, in Anchorage. cn95-910612.
Hunting Tradition in a Changing World: Yup'ik Lives in Alaska Today Fienup-Riordan, Ann, with William Tyson…[et. al.] (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2000), 310 pp., cloth, ISBN 0813528046, or paper, ISBN 0813528054, 100 Joyce Kilmer Avenue, Piscataway, NJ 08854-8099. Continuation of earlier book Eskimo Essays reflecting on the societal and anthropological developments of the last ten years relating to peoples of Southwestern Alaska.
I Danced with Joy: Bishop Michael H. Kenny Remembered edited by Kathy VanderJack and Karla Donaghey (Juneau: VanderJack, 1998), 159 pp., paperback, order from Diocese of Juneau, 419 6th St., Juneau, AK 99801. Collection of personal remembrances of the lively Bishop of Juneau, who died suddenly in 1995.
I Dream Alaska Fobes, Natalie. (Anchorage, Alaska Northwest Books, 1998), 96 pp., cloth, ISBN0882405012, Graphic Arts Center Publishing Company, P.O. Box 10306, Portland, OR 97296-0306, 1-800-452-3032. The award winning writer and photographer presents an intimate and impressionistic vision of the Alaska she has documented in her fifteen years of adventures in the North.
I May be Some Time: Ice and the English Imagination Spufford, Francis. (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1997), 372 p., cloth, ISBN 031217442X. LC97-032084. Cultural history of the obsession with ice, Eskimos, and polar exploration: how the myth of the poles were perceived and imagined in nineteenth and twentieth century England.
I Never Did Mind the Rain: A Collection of Oral Histories from Southern Southeast Alaska Harrington, Louise Brinck, and Mary C. Smith. (Ketchikan: Friends of the Ketchikan Public Library, 1995), 105 pp., paper, ISBN 0-9648998-3-3, order from Alaskan Southeaster, P.O. Box 240667, Douglas, AK 99824. wln97-045480. Interviews with twenty-five Ketchikan residents, 1900-1950.
Icebound Empire: Industry and Politics on the Last Frontier, 1898-1938 Tower, Elizabeth A.(Anchorage: The Author, 1996), 302 p., paper, ISBN1888125055 (order from Cook Inlet Book Company, 415 West Fifth Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501). wln96-268614. Story of three men whose Alaska Syndicate developed the Copper River and Northwestern Railway and the Kennecott Copper Company.
Icebreakers: Alaska's Most Innovative Artists Decker, Julie.(Anchorage: Decker Art Services, 1999) 332 pp., cloth, ISBN 0967070902, P.O. Box 101403, Anchorage AK 99510. Highlights the work of 54 Alaskan artists with biographical information, examples of their work, and many photographs, some color. Also includes essays on art in Alaska.
Iditarod Memories: 25 years of Poster Art from the Last Great Race Van Zyle, Jon. Jon Van Zyle's/ [art by Jon Van Zyle] ; stories by Jona Van Zyle ([Seattle, WA ; Fairbanks, AK]: Epicenter Press, c2000), 64 pp., cloth, ISBN 0945397887, Box 82368, Kenmore, WA 98028. Creator of annual Iditarod posters reflects on meaning of Iditarod and his involvement of 25 years.
Iditarod: The Great Race to Nome by Bill Sherwonit and Jeff Schultz
If You Lived Here I’d Know Your Name by Heather Lende, a local writer in Haines Alaska
If You've Got it to Do Williams, Wilma. (Homer, AK: Wizard Works, 1996), 184 p., paper, ISBN0962154385, PO Box 1125, Homer, AK 99603. wln97-167207. Homer pioneer tells about her life in Alaska.
Imaging the Arctic King, J. C. H. and Henrietta Lidchi, editors (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1998), 256 pp., paper, ISBN0295977248, P.O. Box 50096, Seattle, WA 98145-5096. Arising from a conference held at the British Museum in 1996, this volume contains over 200 historical photographs of indigenous peoples of the North American Arctic and some of the stores behind them.
In the Alaskan Wilderness by George Byron Gordon, Philadelphia, The John C. Winston Company, 1917. Book now online.
In the Shadow of Denali: Life and Death on Alaska's Mount McKinley Waterman, Jonathan. / New York: Dell Pub, 1994. 246p. Various stories of climbers, guides, and rescuers who experienced "The High One." ISBN0385312458. wln94-222643.
In the Shadows of Mountains: Ahtna Stories from the Copper River Smelcer, John E. (Glennallen, AK: Ahtna Heritage Foundation, c1997), 101 p., paper, ISBN0-9656310-0-1 (PO Box 213, Glennallen, AK 99588). wln97-172442. Myths, tales, and teachings of the Ahtna culture. Includes a foreword by poet Gary Snyder.
In the Zone: Epic Survival Stories from the Mountaineering World Potterfield, Peter.(Seattle, WA: Mountaineers, c1996), 270 p. cloth, ISBN 0898864828 (The Mountaineers, 1001 SW Klickitat Way, Seattle, WA 98134). LC96-25476. Stories of climbers who narrowly escaped death on some of the world's most renowned peaks; one of the three accounts is that of Colby Coombs' experience on Mount Foraker in the Alaska Range.
Indian Population in the United States and Alaska: 1910 Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Washington, Govt Printing Office 1915. Book now online.
Indian Slavery in the Pacific Northwest Ruby, Robert H., and John A. Brown. / Spokane: A. H. Clark, 1993. 336p. Slavery within Native cultures from Alaska south to California. ISBN087062250. LC93-31861. .
Indians of the Tanana and Yukon Valleys, Alaska by Matthew K. Sniffen and Dr. Thomas Spees Carrington
Industry Pioneers: Arco in Alaska, 1955-1999 (Anchorage: ARCO Alaska, 1999) 199 pp., cloth, available from the Museum Shop, Anchorage Museum of History and Art, 121 W. 7th Avenue, Anchorage AK 99501. This coffee table book describes the petroleum company's Alaskan activities and features many group photos of employees.
Inhabited Wilderness: Indian, Eskimos, and National Parks in Alaska Catton, Theodore. (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1997), 287 pp., cloth, ISBN0826318266 or paper, ISBN0826318274. LC97004873. Evolution of public policy and intellectual underpinnings of Alaska land, noting the contradictions in the desire to preserve the natural "wilderness" which in reality is some of the oldest inhabited land in North America.
Innokentii mitropolit Moskovskii i Kolemenskii: bpo ego sochineniiam, psimam i razskazam sovremennikov Barsukov, Ivan. (Italy: FimaAlesia Press, 1997), 769+ pp., ISBN5871630111. wln97-321736. In Russian; originally published in 1883. Life of Veniaminov who became St. Innocent, reprinted to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the saint's birth. Facsimile edition commissioned by the Orthodox Brotherhood of St. Innocent, Moscow, and financed by the Yakutia House and government of the Yakutia Republic.
Inside the Alaska Pipeline McGrath, Ed
International Symposium on Mining Engfer, Julie and Michelle Roberts, editors, (Circa 1850-2000 and Beyond): Proceedings Publication (Fairbanks: Festival Fairbanks, 1997), 349 pp., paper, P.O. Box 74086, Fairbanks, AK 99707. Papers delivered at the conference held in Fairbanks September 9-14, 1997; includes much history from the gold rush era.
Interviews with Alaskans Stoops, Gary and Noel Grunwaldt. (Anchorage: Anchorage School District, 1998), 131 pp. A gathering of interviews from some of the people who shaped and contributed to the formation of the city of Anchorage and the state of Alaska.
Interwoven Lives of George Vancouver, Archibald Menzies, Joseph Whidbey, and Peter Puget: Exploring the Pacific Northwest Coast Naish, John M. (Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, 1996), 537 p., ISBN077348857X (Box 450, Lewiston, NY 14092-0450). LC95-043268.
Intrepid Selkreggs Beat the Alcan-October 1958 Selkregg, Jr., Fred M. ([Anchorage: The Author, 1997?]), 55 pp., comb-bound. The Selkregg family leaves Illinois in a Buick Roadmaster pulling an enormous trailer, drives the Alcan Highway, and finds a new home in Anchorage.
Inuit Imagination: Arctic myth and sculpture Seidelman, Harold. / New York: Thames and Hudson, 1994. 224p. Describes how contemporary sculpture reflects Inuit heritage and way of life. Combines art pieces with sections of traditional legends and songs to illustrate. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN0500016038. LC93-060706.
Inuit: Glimpses of an Arctic Past Morrison, David, and Georges-Hebert Germain. / illustrations by Frederic Back, (Quebec: Canadian Museum of Civilization, c1995), 159 p., ISBN 0660140381, University of Washington Press, P.O. Box 50096, Seattle, WA 98145-5096. With over 225 photographs and original illustrations, the authors offer an interesteing view of daily life and the history and tradition culture of the Inuit of northern Canada. wln96-17368.
Inupiaq Eskimo Nations of Northwest Alaska Burch, Ernest S., Jr.(Fairbanks: University of Alaska Press, 1998), 473 pp., cloth, ISBN0912006951, or paper, ISBN091200696X, University of Alaska Fairbanks, P.O. Box 756240, Fairbanks, AK 99775-6240. A social geography which contends that autonomous societies equivalent to nations existed in this area until the late nineteenth century. Won the 1999 Benjamin Franklin Award (for books published in 1998, sponsored by the Publishers Marketing Association for excellence in editing and design) for the multicultural category.
Iron Rails to Alaskan Copper; The Epic Triumph of Erastus Corning Hawkins Quinn, Alfred O. (Wilmington, NY: D'Aloquin Publishing Company, 1995), 195 p., ISBN 0964666901, order from Quaker Mountain, Wilmington, NY 12997. Story of the work of the chief engineer for the White Pass & Yukon Railway and the Copper River and Northwestern Railroad; over 100 photographs and maps. wln96-051260.
It Happened on the White Pass: The Life and Times of a Narrow-Gage Railway Engineer True, J. D. (Whitehorse: Northbush Publications), 107 p., paper, ISBN 1896079024 (order from Mac's Fireweed Books, 203 Main Street, Whitehorse, YT, Canada YlA 2B2). wln97-53880. Memories of forty years on the White Pass and Yukon Route.
It Takes a Dog to Raise a Village Gordon, Ruth. (Minocqua, WI: Willow Creek Press, 2000), 185 pp., paper, ISBN 1572233001. True stories of special dogs, including Patsy Ann, the official greeter of Juneau Alaska in the 1930s.
James Wickersham, U. S. District Judge of Alaska: Transcripts of Diaries 1-13, January 1, 1900-February 13, 1908 Wickersham, James., transcribed by Mary Anne Slemmons, (Juneau: Alaska State Library, 2000), 382 pp., unbound, P. O. Box 110571, Juneau, AK 99811-0571. No longer available. Transcribed from original diaries held in the Alaska Historical Collections, these are the first thirteen of 47 diaries recording the life and career of Alaska's first District Judge. Included are his attempt to scale Mount McKinley and other adventures described in his 1938 book Old Yukon: Tales-Trails-and Trials.
Jewel on the Yukon: Eagle City Scott, Elva R. (Eagle: Eagle Historical Society & Museums, 1997), 184 pp., paper, ISBN 0965718808. LC 97-224830. A collection of essays on this Yukon River city.
Jewel: Chasing Down the Dawn by Jewel Kilcher (New York: Harper Entertainment, c2000), 142 pp., cloth, ISBN 0060192003, or paper, ISBN 0061051403, 10 East 53rd Street, New York, NY 10022. Recording artist chronicles her life in Alaska and her journey to the world's stage.
Jon van Zyle's Alaska Sketchbook: Four Seasons in the Far North Van Zyle, Jon. (Fairbanks: Epicenter Press, 1998), 64 pp., cloth,x ISBN0945397658, P.O. Box 82368, Kenmore, WA 98028. More than forty paintings, sketches, drawings, notes, diary entries, and personal stories offer an intimate look at a year in Alaska through the artist's eyes.
Jose Narvaez: the Forgotten Explorer: Including His Narrative of a Voyage on the Northwest Coast in 1788 McDowell, Jim. (Spokane, Wash.: Arthur H. Clark Company, 1998), 189 pp., cloth, ISBN087062265X, P.O. Box 14707, Spokane, WA 99214. This young navigator was the first Spaniard to reconnoiter a functioning Russian fur trading outpost in the North Pacific, and the first European to probe San Juan de Fuca Strait, sail across Georgia Strait, explore its islands, and discover the future site of Vancouver, B.C.
Joseph Baker: Lieutenant on the Vancouver Expedition, British Naval Officer for whom Mt. Baker was Named Wing, Robert C.(Seattle: Gray Beard, 1992), 120 p., cloth, ISBN 0933686021, (available from the author at 2217 142nd Ave., KPS, Lakebay, WA 98349). LC92-07372.
Journal of an Arctic Odyssey, 1996 Turley, Barbara. / Auke Bay, AK: AK Productions, c1996, 27p, (Box 21-1134, Auke Bay 99821-1134). wln97-047278. The Turleys tell how they planned for and then hiked from the Arctic Ocean to the Brooks range through the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Journals of Captain James Cook Cook, James. , edited by John C. Beaglehole (Rochester, NY: Boydell & Brewer in association with Hordern House, 1999) four volumes plus a portfolio of charts and views, ISBN 0851157440, P.O. Box 41026, Rochester NY 14604-4126. Reissued by arrangement with its original publisher, the Hakluyt Society, this indexed and annotated edition of Cook's three voyages has long been out of print. Only the third voyage, published here in two volumes totaling more than 1600 pages, passed through Alaskan waters.
Journey Down the Line: Building the Trans-Alaska Pipeline by Robert Douglas Mead. Index Online.
Juneau Alaska Geographic Vol. 17, Number 2, 1990

Just East of Sundown: the Queen Charlotte Islands Lillard, Charles. (Victoria, B.C.: Horsdal & Schubart, c1995), 180 p., ISBN 0920663346, 425 Simcoe St., Suite 623, Victoria, BC V8V 4T3 CANADA. History and description of Queen Charlottes. LC 95225883.
Ka.gun.da, George James Beck: Alaskan Pioneer Teacher, Missionary, Leader by Mary Giraudo Beck , Mary Beck's collection of legends from Tlingit and Haida folklore provides an excellent look at not only the mythology but the values and culture of these Southeast Alaska Natives. Anchorage News: Rich legends of Haida Tlingit culture are tapped with good results by Mary Beck in Shamans and Kushtakas . . (she) presents her stories in an effective, entertaining manner. Homer News on Heroes and Heroines
Katmai: National Park and Preserve, Alaska Bodeau, Jean. (Anchorage: Alaska Natural History Association: Greatland Graphics, 1992), 205 pp., paperback, ISBN0936425164, Alaska Public Lands Information Center, 605 West Fourth Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501. Complete guide to one of the nation's premiere national parks, including photos, maps, and supplemental information on four adjacent conservation areas.
Kayaking in Paradise: Journeys from Alaska through the Inside Passage Rasmussen, Greg. (North Vancouver, BC: Whitecap Books, 1997), 118 pp., cloth, ISBN1551106337, 351 Lynn Avenue, North Vancouver, BC V7J 2C4. cn97-910655. Sea kayak tour from Petersburg, Alaska, through Canada to Washington's San Juan Islands, with color photographs.
Kenai Peninsula Rennick, Penny, ed.,vol. 21, no. 2, Alaska Geographic / Anchorage: Alaska Geographic Society (POB 93370, Anchorage, AK 99509), 1994. 128p. This issue concentrates on the resources, prehistory, wildlife and recreation in the communities of the Kenai Peninsula. ISBN1566610206.
Ketchikan, Alaska’s Totemland by Mary Gillmore Balcom, Published/Created: Chicago, Adams Press [1961] Description: 127 p. illus. 23 cm.
Kinkaid of the Seventh Fleet: A Biography of Admiral Thomas C. Kinkaid, U.S. Navy Wheeler, Gerald E. (Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1996), 552 pp., cloth, ISBN 1557509360, 2062 Generals Highway, Annapolis, MD 21401. Kinkaid's 46-year naval career included command of the Kiska and Attu invasions in the Aleutian Islands during World War II.
Kipnirmiut Tiganrita Igmirtitlrit = Qipnermiut Tegganrita Egmirtellrit = The Legacy of the Kipnuk Elders edited by Alice Fredson, … [et al.] (Fairbanks: Alaska Native Language Center, 1998), 353 pp., paperback, ISBN1555000711, Alaska Native Language Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks, P.O. Box 757680, Fairbanks, AK 99775-7680. Printed in two different writing systems of the Central Yupik language, relates narratives of Kipnuk elders not found anywhere else.
Klondike Centennial Scrapbook Cohen, Stan. (Missoula: Pictorial Histories Publishing, 1996), 184 p., paper, ISBN1575100142X (713 South Third St. West, Missoula, MT 59801). "Movies, music, guides, photographs, artifacts and personalities of the great Klondike gold rush," many drawn from the collection of Candy Waugaman of Fairbanks.
Klondike Christmas: Celebrating the Season in a Northern Frontier Tempelman-Kluit, Anne. (Vancouver: Whitecap Books, 1998), 160 pp., cloth, ISBN1551107708, 351 Lynn Avenue, North Vancouver, BC V7J 2C4. An anthology of Christmas narratives taken from books, diaries, letters, and newpaper articles from the period 1882 to 1926.
Klondike Gold Rush: an Educator's Guide to America's "Last Grand Adventure" Remick, Scott, and Cathy Cook. (Skagway, AK: Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, 1997?), 32 pp. Kondike Gold Rush NHP, PO Box 517, Skagway, AK 99840. wln97172345. Student handbook designed to give an overview of the Gold Rush, 1897-1898.
Klondike Gold Rush: Photographs from 1896-1899 Wilson, Graham. (Whitehorse: Wolf Creek Books, 1997), 112 pp., paper, ISBN 0968195504. cn97-900361. A selection of 125 black and white historical images.
Klondike Gold: the Philatelic History of the Klondike Gold Rush Kutz, Kenneth J. (Darien, CT: Gold Fever Publishing, c1996), 268 p., paper, ISBN0962041157 (Seven Whaling Road, Darien, CT 06820). LC 95081634. The Gold Rush and its postal history told with many illustrations of postal artifacts.
Klondike News: the Adventures of Livermore Area Residents from 1897 to 1906 During the Alaska Gold Rush edited by G.B. Drummond and Anna T. Siig (Livermore, Calif.: Livermore Heritage Guild, 1998), 250 pp., paperback, P.O. Box 961, Livermore, CA 94551-0961. Fifty residents of Livermore, California transfer their close-knit society to the Alaskan gold fields.
Klondike Stampede Adney, Tappan. / Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 1994. 471p. Reprint edition of 1899 classic with new introduction by Ken Coates. Journalist Adney spent one year in the North at the beginning of the Gold Rush of 1897, and chronicled the peoples, events, places, routes. ISBN0774804904. LC95-100641.
Klondikers: Gold Rush Portfolio Illustrations Wilson, Sally, text by Ian Wilson. (West Vancouver, BC ; Seattle: Gordon Soules Book Publishers, 1996?), 31 p., ISBN0920641407 (#620 - 1916 Pike Place, Seattle, WA 98101). wln97213784.
Klondike's "Dear Little Nugget" MacDonald, Ian, and Betty O'Keefe. (Victoria, BC: Horsdal & Schubart, 1996) 151 p., paper, ISBN 0920663451 (623-425 Simcoe St., Victoria, DC V8V4T3). LC96-168166. Story of newspaper men Gene Allen and his brother George and life during the great gold rush as portrayed on the pages of the first Dawson newspaper, The Klondike Nugget.
Knik, Alaska, Its Resources ca 1911, Knik Commercial Club
Knik, Matanuska, Susitna: a Visual History of the Valleys Published/Created: [Palmer, Alaska : Matanuska-Susitna Borough], c1985. Description: 235 p. : ill. ; 28 cm. Notes: Vickie Cole, project coordinator and researcher; Pat O’Hara, writer; Ron Wendt, photographer. Bibliography: p. 225-228.
Know the Happy Face: Biography of Oliver Amouak, World Famous Eskimo Ritchey, Brenda. (Auburn, Wash.: Alaska Lines and Stories Kept Alive [A.L.A.S.K.A.], 1997) 216 pp., paper, ISBN 096605301, P. O. Box 1256, Auburn WA 98071-1256.The granddaughter of the face behind the Alaska Airlines logo reveals the family's identity, traditions, and legacy through the story of her grandfather's life
Kodiak and Afognak life, 1868-1870 by Eli Lundy Huggins. With the journals of John A. Campbell and Frederick Sargent ; [all] edited, with an introduction, by Richard A. Pierce. Published/Created: Kingston, Ont., Canada : Limestone Press, 1981. Related Names: Campbell, John A. (John Augustus), 1843-1875. Sargent, Frederick, 1828-1911.
Pierce, Richard A. (Richard Austin), 1918- Description: xiv, 163 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm. ISBN: 0919642969
Kodiak Bears & the Exxon Valdez Richardson, Tim, and Dave Cline, editors. (Kodiak: Kodiak Brown Bear Trust, 2000), 170 pp., paper, ISBN 0970602103, 1390 Buskin River Road, Kodiak, AK 99615. Conservation saga of the oil spill and its aftermath in Kodiak Archipelago.
Kodiak Coastal Defense System at Fort Greely During World War II: U.S. Army, Fort Greely, Kodiak, Alaska McAlister, Emily and Melinda Tsu. (Anchorage: Montgomery Watson for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1999) 22 pp., paper, request from Montgomery Watson, 4100 Spenard Road, Anchorage AK 99517-2901. Illustrated pamphlet describing this Army post near Kodiak. At full capacity, Fort Greely housed nearly 750 officers and 10,000 soldiers, waiting for an attack by Japan which never came.
Kodiak Kreol: communities of empire in early Russian America by Gwenn A. Miller, Cornell University Press, 2010. ISBN: 9780801446429
Koga's Zero: The Fighter that Changed World War II Rearden, Jim. (Missoula: Pictorial Histories Publishing, 1995), 114 p., paper, ISBN 0929521560, 713 South Third West, Missoula, MT 59801. History of the Japanese fighter plane shot down in the Aleutians during World War II. "This book was first published by Stackpole Books in 1990, in slightly different form, under the title Cracking the Zero Mystery." LC 95-68965.
Kohklux Map (Whitehorse: Yukon Historical & Museums Association, 1995), 39 p., ISBN 0921114087, (order from Mac's Fireweed Books, 203 Main Street, Whitehorse, YT, Canada YIA 2B2). cn95-900082. History of an 1867 map of the Yukon's interior, drawn by a Tlingit Chilkat chief; includes a large reproduction of the map.
Koyukon Athabaskan Dictionary Jette, Jules, and Eliza Jones. ; editor-in-chief, James Kari. (Fairbanks, AK: Alaska Native Language Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2000), 1118 pp., ISBN 094539781X (P.O. Box 757680, Fairbanks, AK 99775-7680). Rich and extensive source book for this language, drawing upon the extensive Koyukon work of Jesuit missionary and Scholar Jules Jette, later recordings by scholar Eliza Jones, and help from village elders.
Kuskokwim Alaska Geographic Volume 15 Number 4

Lake Clark-Iliamna, Alaska, 1921: the travel diary of Colonel A.J. Macnab with related documents edited by John Branson. Published/Created: [Alaska] : Alaska Natural History Association, c1996.
Description: 120 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. ISBN: 0930931181 Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Land of Mists: Misty Fjords Roppel, Patricia. (publisher information unavailable),268 pp., spiral-bound, ISBN119901723X, order from Cook Inlet Book Company, 415 West Fifth Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501. A guide to Revillagigedo and Gravina Islands and Misty Fjords -- the most comprehensive book on the area.
Last Great Race: The Iditarod Sled Dog Race Jones, Tim. 1982, Madrona Publishers, Seattle
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Last New Land: Stories of Alaska, Past and Present Edited by Wayne Mergler ; foreword by John Haines. (Anchorage: Alaska Northwest Books, c1996.), 791 p., ISBN0882404814 (hb); ISBN0882404830 (sb). LC 96030733. Anthology of major Alaska writings (none more than about 10 pages); a sampling of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry representing most well-known Alaska writers.
Last of the Bush Pilots by Harmon Helmericks. Great stories of Alaska Aviation history. Many early aviators and pioneers of Alaska are mentioned in this book
Last Settlers, photos by Charles Mason Brice, Jennifer. (Pittsburgh: Duquesne University Press, 1998), 171 pp., cloth, ISBN820702900, 600 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15282. Begun by the authors, both Alaska residents, in 1991, the examination of the lives of two twentieth-century pioneer families became a documentation of the end of the American migration to the frontier. One of the families settled near Lake Minchumina, the other near the Ahtna village of Slana.
Lavish silence : a pictorial chronicle of vanished Curry, Alaska : a unique Alaska railroad community written and compiled by Kenneth L. Marsh ; designed and edited by Robin L. Marsh. Edition Information: 1st ed. Published/Created: Trapper Creek, Alaska : Trapper Creek Museum Sluice Box Productions, c2003. Description: 130 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 21 cm. ISBN: 0971830215 (pbk.) Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 127-129).
Law of the Land: A History of the Office of the Attorney General and the Department of Law in Alaska Haycox, Stephen W. (Juneau: Alaska Department of Law, 1998), 258 pp., paper, P.O. Box 110300, Juneau, AK 99811-0300. Primarily a history of the office since statehood, but also includes an essay titled "Before Statehood: Law in the Territory of Alaska."
Law of the Yukon: A Pictorial History of the Mounted Police in the Yukon Dobrowolsky, Helen. (Whitehorse: Lost Moose Publishing Co., 1995), 192 p., ISBN 0969461283 (paper.), ISBN 0969461267 (cloth), 58 Kluane Crescent, Whitehorse, YT YIA 3G7. cn95-910263.
Leaving Alaska Sims, Grant. / New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 1994. 315p. Following the lives of a dozen Alaskans over a period of five years, that include the spill of the Exxon Valdez, Sims describes the Alaska environment and the lives it shapes from remote Native villages and fishing hamlets, to urban centers and oil fields, and out to the wildlands. ISBN0871134764. LC93-43126.
Legacy of the Gold Rush: An Administrative History of Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park Norris, Frank B. (Anchorage: National Park Service, 1996), 509 pp., paper, request from National Park Service, Alaska Regional Office, 2525 Gambell Street, Room 107, Anchorage, AK 99503-2892. LC96-231316. Extensive study of Park located in Skagway and Seattle.
Lessons My Sled Dog Taught Me: Humor and Heartwarming Tails from Alaska's Mushers / collected by Tina Brown ; illustrations by Amanda Brannon (Fairbanks: Epicenter Press, 1998), 160 pp., cloth, ISBN0945397690, Box 82368, Kenmore, WA 98028. Collection of words of wisdom, humor, insight, and inspiration from the men and women who run dog teams.
Letters and Papers Relating to the Alaska Frontier edited by Edwin Swift Balch, Philadelphia, Press of Allen, Lame and Scott, 1904. This book deals with the positions and negotiations between Canada and the United States in determining the border between Alaska and Canada. Book now online.
Life and Work of INNOCENT, the Archbishop of Kamchatka, the Kuriles and the Aleutian Islands and later the Metropolitan of Moscow translated from Russian by Most Revered Bishop Nicholas, Sans Francisco 1897. Book online here.
Little Boats and Big Salmon Jensen, Erv. (Silverdale, Wash.: Three Trees Pub., 1999) 208 pp., paper, ISBN 0966875303, available from Hearthside Books, 8745 Glacier Hwy, Juneau AK 99801, 1-800-478-1000. Erv and his brother, Sven, started commercial fishing from little boats for big salmon in southeast Alaska nearly a half century ago and were among the pioneers of techniques for catching chinook salmon, such as mooching.
Living Off the Land Emanuel, Richard P. , Volume 27, Number 4 of Alaska Geographic (Anchorage: Alaska Geographic Society, 2000), 96 pp., paper, ISBN 1566610508, P. O. Box 93370, Anchorage, AK 99509-3370. A look at traditional and modern subsistence practices throughout Alaska.
Living Tradition of Yup'ik Masks: Agayuliyararput, Our Way of Making Prayer Fienup-Riordan, Ann. (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1996), 320 p., cloth, ISBN 0-295-97501-6 (PO Box 50096, Seattle, WA 98145-5096). LC95-23296. Richly illustrated museum catalog for a major exhibit. Exceptional.
Living with the Coast of Alaska Mason, Owen K. (Durham: Duke University Press, 1997), 348 pp., cloth, ISBN0822320096, or paperback, ISBN0822320193 (Series: Living with the shore), 905 W. Main Street, Suite 18B, Durham, NC 27701, 1-888-651-0122. A user's guide for both present and future inhabitants of Alaska with its 45,000 miles of coast. Provides the fundamentals of hazard recognition and mitigation strategy; discusses the geological history of Alaska and its relation to the area's cultural history; and presents customized hazard risk assessments for coastal communities.
Lobsticks and Stone Cairns: Human Landmarks in the Arctic Davis, Richard C. (Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 1996), 326 p., paper, ISBN1895176697 (2500 University Drive N. W., Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 1N4). cn96-910557. Profiles of Arctic explorers and their activities in the Canadian Arctic from the sixteenth century to those who are still active today.
Log Cabins of Alaska Walker, Harry M. (Fairbanks: Epicenter Press, 1999) 64 pp., cloth, ISBN 0945397712, Box 82368, Kenmore WA 98028. A gift book consisting mainly of color photographs of various log structures in Alaska, including an espresso stand and dog kennels.
Long Way To Nome: The Serum Run '25 Expedition Martin, Von E.
Looking at Totem Poles by Hilary Stewart (Illustrator), Norman Tait , Clear and lively descriptive information on 110 easily accessible poles in outdoor locations in coastal British Columbia and Alaska, each with a drawing. Introductory chapters give background (with photos) on their making, history, and lore. A well-researched and nicely put together guide. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
Looking For Alaska by Peter Jenkins, Griffin Publishing, 448 pages, For 18 months, Jenkins toured the countryside of Alaska from a home base in Seward and, with rapt attention, sought out the state's unique spirit. This book is a diary of his discoveries, encounters, and adventures.
Looking North: Art from the University of Alaska Museum Jonaitis, Aldona, editor. (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1998), 206 pp., cloth, ISBN0295976934, or paper, ISBN0295976942, P.O. Box 50096, Seattle, WA 98145-5096. Illustrated catalog featuring 138 art objects, from prehistoric to modern times; accompanied by transcribed conversations among ten Native and non-Native art experts.
Lost at Sea: an American Tragedy Dillon, Patrick. (New York: Dial Press, 1998), 264 pp., cloth, ISBN0385314213, Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group, Inc., 1540 Broadway, New York, NY 10036. A journalist examines how the Americus/Altair disaster is indicative of the problems with American fishing, an industry that annually tops the list of "Most Dangerous Occupations," and what has been done in the tragedy's aftermath.
Lost Gold Mine of the Upper Tanana Solka, Paul, Jr. / Fairbanks: Fairbanks Daily News-Miner and Pioneers of Alaska Igloo #4 Foundation, Inc., 1994. 50p. Although its exact location has remained a mystery since 1903, the author recounts the stories that surround this lost lode. wln94-264047.
Machine Shop at Kennecott: a Collection Plan Sweeney, Mary Ann. (Copper Center, AK: Wrangell-St. Elias National Park/Preserve, 2000), 219 pp., spiral-bound, request from P.O. Box 439, Copper Center, AK 99573. A study of industrial artifacts found in the machine shop at the Kennecott copper mine, which was abruptly abandoned in 1938.
Make it pay!: gold dredge #4: Klondike, Yukon, Canada Neufeld, David. / Missoula, MT: Pictorial Histories Pub. Co., 1994. 64p. Pictures of the dredge, information on how it works, and some gold mining history about the Klondike River Valley make this book a useful addition to gold mining literature. ISBN0929521889.
Making history : Alutiiq/Sugpiaq life on the Alaska Peninsula by Patricia H. Partnow. Published/Created: Fairbanks, Alaska : University of Alaska Press, c2001. Description: xiv, 296 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm. ISBN: 1889963380 (cloth : alk. paper) 1889963399 (pbk. : alk. paper) Contents: Machine generated contents note: Introduction i -- How This Book Came Abouti -- History and Ethnohistory 2 -- History as Interpretation 5 -- How This Book is Arranged7 -- The Storytellers8 -- Perryville -- Ivanof Bay -- Chignik Lake -- Chignik Bay -- Port Heiden -- Chignik Lagoon -- South Naknek -- Other Storytellers --Alutiiqs and the Land 6 -- The Land 7 -- Alaska Peninsula Inhabitants2 --The Precontact Period on -- the Alaska Peninsula 28 -- Origins 28 -- Precontact Culture as Reported by the Russians 32 The Russian Period on the -- Alaska Peninsula: 74I to I86755 -- Europeans Learn about the Alaska Peninsula 55 -- Russian Economic Interests in the Alaska Peninsula 57 -- 1780s to 1818 -- 1818 to 1867 -- Russians Along the Katmai Coast and the Naknek River -- Drainage 67 -- Baidarshchiks -- Katmai in the Nineteenth Century -- Russian Period Alutiiq Settlements 72 -- Russian Orthodoxy and the Alutiiqs 76 -- Creoles 87 -- Effects of Company and Church on Alaska Peninsula -- Alutiiqs88 -- Population Decline -- Changes in Warfare and Trading Practices -- Subsistence -- Beginning of anAlutiiq Identity --The American Period, 1867 to 91202 -- The American Fur Trade Io2 -- End of the Fur Trade121 -- Subsistence25 -- Commercial Fishing and Other Economic Opportunities -- on the Alaska Peninsula30 -- Creoles in the American Period37 -- Alaska Peninsula Villages in the Nineteenth Century 139 -- Religion 154 -- Gambling as Control: The Game of Kaataq 159 -- Health 63 -- Dawning of the Twentieth Century64 Katmai, 1912 74 -- The Katmai Eruption74 -- Posteruption SettlementsI89 The American Period, 1912 to World War II 93 -- Social StructureI93 -- Population Dynamics I98 -- Population Increase -- Villages -- Economy 21o -- Subsistence and the Continuation of Tradition -- Fishing and Cannery Work -- Furs -- Reindeer -- Education 241 -- Organized Religion242 -- Disasters, Natural and Human 243 -- Postscript: World War II and Life after the War 249 -- Afterword: History Made and Remade 256 --References Cited 260 --Index273. Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 273-285) and index.
Marius Barbeau: Man of Mana Nowry, Laurence. (Toronto: NC Press, 1996), 445 pp., paper, ISBN 1550211005, 345 Adelaide Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1R5. Life story of the prolific Geological Survey of Canada anthropologist who documented Native cultures of the Alaskan and British Columbia coasts during the first half of the twentieth century.
Marsden of Alaska A Modern Indian - Minister, Missionary, Musician, Engineer, Pilot, boat Builder and Church Builder, by William Gilbert Beattiet, 1955, 246 pages, 5 1/2" x 8 3/4" hardcover with dust jacket, good condition. From the jacket:From this volume emerges a striking portrait of Edward Marsden, Alaskan Indian, who rose, despite great odds, to a position of eminence among distinguished world figures of his generation. And through his story runs an inspiring account of the transformation of an entire people from barbarism to civilized status in the short space of one generation.A full-blooded Tsimshean Indian who took part in the mass migration of his tribe from British Columbia to Metlakatla in southeast Alaska. Edward Marsden was the best argument for his own burning conviction: that the Indian, once educated, could take his place beside the self-reliant civilized white. His life was devoted to attaining for his fellow Indians the rights and privileges which would guarantee them both education and opportunity to prove their abilities.Marsden was a man of many "firsts": first Alaska native to achieve a college education in the States; first to attain full citizenship; and, after study at an Ohio divinity school, first to be ordained to the ministry. After his ordination, he returned to Alaska to serve his people, not only with spiritual counsel but with guidance in material fields where the need was desperate.By the time of his death in 1932, Marsden had contributed immeasurably to the progress of his own people - and to the advance of the entire native population of Alaska as well. This spirited biography brings home the essential fineness of an outstanding man and the significance of a truly heroic life.
Martha Black: Her Story from the Dawson Gold Fields to the Halls of Parliament Whyard, Flo, editor, (Anchorage: Alaska Northwest Books, 1998), 190 pp., paper, ISBN088240508X, order from Graphic Arts Center Publishing Co., P.O. Box 10306, Portland, OR 97296-0306, 1-800-452-3032. With the addition of a new 24-page photographic "Portfolio", this is a reissue of the editor's 1976 book My Ninety Years, itself a revision of Martha Black's 1938 classic, My Seventy Years. Unhappily married, pregnant and thirty-two, Chicago socialite Martha Black joined the Klondike gold rush alone, settled in Dawson, and later represented the Yukon in Canada's Parliament.
Matanuska Colony: Fifty Years, 1935-1985 by Brigitte Lively
Matanuska Valley memoir: The story of how one Alaskan community developed by Hugh A Johnson
Matanuska-Susitna Borough. (Matanuska Valley, Alaska): An article from: Alaska Business Monthly by Robin Mackey Hill
Meander to Alaska by Irving Petit, 1970 publication by Doubleday & Co. traveling up the inside passage to Alaska in a small boat.
Memories of Latouche

Andresen, Decema Kimball. (Anchorage: Publication Consultants, 1997), 38 pp., paper, ISBN 1-888125-17-9, order from Cook Inlet Book Company, 415 West Fifth Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501. wln98-011484. The author grew up at the Prince William Sound copper mine on Latouche Island.

Memories of Old Sunrise: Gold Mining on Alaska's Turnagain Arm Morgan, Albert Weldon. / edited by Rolfe G. Buzzell / Anchorage: Cook Inlet Historical Society (121 West 7th Ave., Anchorage, AK 99501), 1994. 104p. Adventures of a Gold Rush miner in the Turnagain Arm area, south of Anchorage, 1897-1901. ISBN187862016. LC94-68464.
Memory Eternal I: A Baseline Inventory of the Burials Surrounding the Holy Ascension Cathedral at Unalaska, Alaska Murray, Marti. (Unalaska: The Author, 1997), 48 pp., paper, 46170 Spruce Place, Kenai, AK 99611. Illustrated with color photographs, this booklet inventories thirty-eight graves on the grounds of this Russian Orthodox cathedral and gives brief biographies of those who are buried.
Memory Eternal: Tlingit Culture and Russian Orthodox Christianity Through Two Centuries Kan, Sergei.(Seattle, University of Washington Press, 1999), 665 pp., cloth, ISBN 0295978066, P.O. Box 50096, Seattle WA 98145-5096. A native speaker of Russian with 18 years of fieldwork experience among the Tlingit combines anthropology and history, anecdote and theory to portray the encounter between the Tlingit Indians and the Russian Orthodox Church in Alaska in the late 1700s and to analyze the indigenous Orthodoxy that developed over the next 200 years.
Miner, Preacher, Doctor, Teacher: Stories of an Odyssey from Ann Arbor, Michigan, to Ketchikan, Alaska, to a Pioneering Medical Career in Oakland, California Loomis, Frederic; compiled by Lee Sims. (Walnut Creek, CA: Hardscratch Press, 2000), 128 pp., paper, ISBN 0962542997, order from Wizard Works, P.O. Box 1125, Homer, AK 99603-1125. Alaskan portion includes a description of turn-of-the-century life at the Prince of Wales Island mining camp of Dolomi.
Mining Railways of the Klondike: Narrow Gauge Railways Serving Coal Mines on Cliff Creek and Coal Creek, and a Placer Gold Operation on Bear Creek, Yukon Territory, 1899 to 1918 Klondike Johnson, Eric L. (Vancouver: Pacific Coast Division Canadian Railroad Historical Association, 1995), 78 p., ISBN 0-9697633-4-4, Box 1006, Station A, Vancouver, BC V6C 2Pl. A publication for railroad buffs interested in the Yukon's history. wln95-145344.
Misty Fiords National Monument Wilderness, Alaska Roppel, Patricia. (Wrangell: Farwest Research, 2000), 240 pp., ISBN 15783331250, P. O. Box 1998, Wrangell, AK 99929. History, natural history, and place name information about this southeast Alaskan wilderness area.
Moments Rightly Placed: An Aleutian Memoir Hudson, Ray. (Fairbanks: Epicenter Press, 1998), 223 pp., paper, ISBN0945397496, Box 82368, Kenmore, WA 98028. A schoolteacher tells what he learned from the Native elders of Unalaska from the time he moved to that Aleutian town in 1964 until he left in 1992.
Mostly Music: the Story of Lorene C. Harrison, Alaska's Cultural Pioneer Barske, Dianne. (Anchorage: Publications Consultants, 2000), 248 pp., paper, ISBN 1888125616, order from Cook Inlet Book Company, 415 West Fifth Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501. Life story of Anchorage's first music teacher, who has actively served the community for seven decades.
Movie Man: the Life and Times of William David Gross, 1879-1962 DeArmond, R. N., editing and epilogue by Karleen Alstead Grummett, [Sitka: R. N. DeArmond, 2000?], 34 pp., paper. Biography of a Jewish immigrant who arrived in Alaska during the Gold Rush and built a movie theater chain headquartered in Juneau.
Mr. Whitekeys' Alaska Bizarre: Direct from the Whale Fat Follies Revue in Anchorage Whitekeys, Mr.,(Anchorage: Alaska Northwest Books, 1995), 144 p., ISBN 0882404709, 2208 NW Market St., Suite 300, Seattle, WA 98107. Nightclub owner's view of Alaska. LC 95-34812.
Murder in the Family Barer, Burl, (New York: Kensington Pub. Corp., 2000), 319 pp., paper, ISBN 0786011351, 850 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10022. Recounts 1987 killings of mother and two children in Anchorage and subsequent arrest and trial of killer, a relative of the Newman family.
My Heart on the Yukon River: Portraits from Alaska and the Yukon Dykstra, Monique. (Pullman, WA: Washington State University Press, 1997), 126 pp., paper, ISBN 0874221579, PO Box 645910 Pullman, WA 99164-5910. LC97-26116. Photographer Dykstra canoes down the Yukon recording tales of some who live there; 45 black and white portraits.
Myth of the Explorer: The Press, Sensationalism, and Geographical Discovery Riffenburgh, Beau. (New York: Oxford University Press, 1994), 226 p., paper, ISBN 019285299X, 198 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016-4314. Focusing on the years 1855-1910, shows how the press created the explorer as hero; includes DeLong, Peary, and Cook. LC 94-09382.
Narrative of the Great Klondike Gold Rush, 1897-1899 Dickey, Robert M. Gold Fever: , edited by Art Petersen, (Auke Bay, Alaska: Klondike Research, 1997), 279 pp., paper, ISBN 096579380X.LC97-067328. A missionary's adventures during the gold rush, illustrated with photographs.
Native Peoples of Alaska: a Traveler's Guide to Land, Art, and Culture Halliday, Jan. ((Seattle: Sasquatch Books, 1998), 288 pp., paperback, ISBN1570611009, 615 Second Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104. Activities and destinations described and detailed travel information provided.
Natives of the Far North: Alaska's vanishing culture in the eye of Edward Sheriff Curtis Lowry, Shannon. / Mechanicsburg PA: Stackpole Books, 1994. 139p. Selected Curtis Images of Natives of Nunivak Island, King Island, Diomede Islands and Kingigan illustrate an overview of customs, ceremonies and legends of Yupik culture. ISBN0811711021. LC94-13657.
Natural History of an Arctic Oil Field: Development and the Biota Truett, Joe C., and Stephen R. Johnson, editors. (San Diego: Academic Press, c2000), 422 pp., hardbound, ISBN 0127012354, 525 B Street, Suite 1900, San Diego, CA 92101-4495. Impacts of oil development in the Arctic over the past 30 years.
Naturalist's guide to Chugach State Park Zimmerman, Jenny. / Anchorage, Alaska: A.T. Publishing and Printing, 1993. 258p. Complete guide to the history, geology, fauna and flora of the state park closest to Alaska's largest city. Includes advice on trails, bear encounters, avalanches, and various wilderness hazards. ISBN0963730908. wln94-27970.
Neerihiinjik: Johnny Sarah Haa Googwandak = We Traveled from Place to Place: the Gwich'in Stories of Johnny and Sarah Frank Frank, Johnny and Sarah Frank. , edited by Craig Mishler (Fairbanks: Alaska Native Language Center, 1995), 685 p., paper, , ISBN 1555000541, (PO Box 757680, U. A. Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK 99775-7680). LC95-004510.
Nellie Cashman and the North American Mining Frontier Chaput, Don. (Tucson: Westernlore, 1995),186 p., ISBN 0870260936, P.O. Box 35305, Tucson, AZ 85740. Biography of a tough frontier woman who, after thirty years in the desert Southwest, joined the Klondike gold rush and spent twenty-five years in Alaskan gold camps. LC 95-60928.
Nellie Cashman, prospector and trailblazer Ledbetter, Suzann. / El Paso, TX: Texas Western Press, University of Texas at El Paso, 1993. 83p. "Winner of the Western Writers of America SPUR AWARD." Biography of a remarkable and much-loved woman who lived in the frontier West: California, Tombstone, and finally the Klondike and Alaska. ISBN0874041945. LC92-62201.
Never Too Late to be a Hero Gregory, Glenn R. (Seattle: Peanut Butter Press, 1995), 352 p., ISBN 0897165713, paper, , order from Ulu Books, 557 Moosetrot Avenue, Fairbanks, AK 99712. Memories of a bush pilot and trading post operator after World War II in Alaska's wilderness. LC 95-069876.
Nights of Ice: True Stories of Disaster and Survival on Alaska's High Seas Walker, Spike. (New York: St. Martin's Press), 206 pp., cloth, ISBN0312156111. LC97-6207. Eight true stories recount ordeals of fishermen who encounter shipwrecks and other perils in the oceans around Alaska.
No Half Truths: Reminiscences of Life in Bristol Bay, Alaska, 1906-1995 Nicholson, John W. / line drawings by Steve Peterson (Anchorage, Alaska: Dillingham, Alaska), 160 p., ISBN 0964480948, Box 41, Dillingham 99756. Oral history of old-timer - trapper, fisherman - from Nushagak Bay, whose father immigrated from Denmark and became a commercial fisherman. LC 95-70296.
Nome, City of the Golden Beaches by Terrence Cole. (Alaska Geographic). Index online now.
No Ordinary Journey: John Rae, Arctic Explorer, 1813-1893 Bunyan, Ian. / Montreal: McGill - Queen's University Press; Edinburgh: National Museums of Scotland, 1993. 116p. Essays in the life of a nineteenth century Scottish physician in the Canadian Arctic. ISBN0948636394. LC93-186021.
Noel Wien: Alaska Pioneer Bush Pilot Harkey, Ira. (Fairbanks: University of Alaska Press, 1999) 307 pp., cloth, ISBN 1889963151, or paper, ISBN 188996316X, 1-888-252-6657. This reprint of the 1974 classic Pioneer Bush Pilot by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author brings understanding of both Wien and the Alaska he knew.
Nome and Seward Peninsula
by Edward Sanford Harrison. Now online! An excellent source of information for the Nome Gold Rush. An index is under development.
Nome, City of the Golden Beaches Cole, Terrence. (Alaska Geographic)
North Alaska Chronicle: Notes from the End of Time Campbell, John Martin. (Santa Fe: Museum of New Mexico Press, 1998), 160 pp., cloth, ISBN0890133530, or paper, ISBN0890133549, P.O. Box 2087, Santa Fe, NM 87504. Traditional Nunamiut culture and lifeways depicted through the eyes of Anaktuvuk Pass resident Simon Paneak; includes drawings and historical photographs.
North Slope Now Alaska Geographic Society. Index online.
North to the Night: A Year in the Arctic Ice Simon, Alvah. (Camden, Maine: McGraw-Hill/International Marine, 1999) 328 pp., cloth, ISBN 0070580529, or paper, ISBN 076790446X, P.O. Box 182607, Columbus OH 43218-2607, 1-800-262-4729. The author and his wife begin an Arctic adventure together, circumstances lead to their being separated, and he must spend the Arctic night alone in the Baffin Bay area.
Northern Gold Fleet. Twentieth-Century Gold Dredging in Alaska Spence, Clark C. (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1996), 302 p., cloth, ISBN0252022181 (1325 South Oak Street, Champaign, IL 61820).
Northwest Carving Traditions Norris, Karen & Ralph Norris. (Atglen, Penn.: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., 1999) pp., cloth, ISBN 0764307991, 4880 Lower Valley Road, Atglen PA 19310. With the collector in mind, this depicts Northwest Coast Native art in over 400 color photos of totems, drums, rattles, boxes, canoes, and masks.
Northwest Coast Indian Art: An Analysis of Form by Bill Holm , A book for researchers, excellent information, but quite dry.
Northwest Coast Indian Painting: House Fronts and Interior Screens Malin, Edward. (Portland, Ore.: Timber Press, 1999) 288 p., cloth, ISBN 0881924717, 133 S.W. Second Avenue, Suite 450, Portland OR 97204. Focuses on the lost riches of house art, bringing to life this extraordinary, nearly extinct work through rare photographs and his own renderings of actual house paintings and screen partitions.
Northwest Coast Native and Native-style Art: a Guidebook for Western Washington

Averill, Lloyd J., and Daphne K. Morris. (Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press, 1995), 215 p., paper, ISBN0295974680 (PO Box 50096, Seattle, WA 98145-5096). LC95-21962. Includes Washington dealers who carry Alaska native arts and crafts.

Northwest Epic: The Building of the Alaska Highway by Heath Twichell, St. Martins Press, New York, 1992, 368 pages.
Not Just a Pretty Face: Dolls and Human Figurines in Alaska Native Cultures edited by Molly C. Lee (Fairbanks: University of Alaska Museum, 1999) 75 pp., paper,ISBN 0931163188, 907 Yukon Drive, P.O. Box 756960, Fairbanks AK 99775-6960. Beautiful exhibit catalog with informative accompanying text.
Notes from the Century Before: A Journal from British Columbia Hoagland, Edward. , reprint of 1969 edition, (San Francisco: Sierra Club, 1995), 273 p., ISBN 0871564130, paper, 100 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94104. Travel diary and history of the Stikine River area. LC 94-032417.
Notes from the Century Before: A Journal from British Columbia Hoagland, Edward. , reprint of 1969 edition, (San Francisco: Sierra Club, 1995), 273 p., ISBN 0871564130, paper, 100 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94104. Travel diary and history of the Stikine River area. LC 94-032417.
Notes on Russian America Khlebnikov, K. T. (Kiril Timofeevich). / edited by Richard Pierce / Fairbanks, AK: Limestone Press, 1994. 308p. "Parts 2-5: Kad'iak, Unalashka, Atkha, the Priylovs." Alaska History Series, No. 42. Khlebnikov served as an assistant of several governors of Russian America from 1818 - 1832. In his notes he tried to record the history of Russian-America, noting, among other things, statistical data, oral history of the Aleuts, and portions of Cook's voyages. ISBN1895901022. wln95-29763.
Notes on Russian America. Part I Khlebnikov, K.T. (Kiril Timofeevich). Novo-Arkhangel'sk Fort on Baranov Island (Sikha ), transcribed by Svetlana G. Fedorova, translated by Serge LeComte and Richard Pierce, (Fairbanks: University of Alaska Press, 1995), 308 p., cloth, P.O. Box 756240, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK 99775-6240. Translated from the Russian edition of 1985. wln92-029763.
Now It Can Be Told: Stories of Alaskan Pioneer Ranchers Fields, Wanda Marie. (Anchorage: Publications Consultants, 2000), 311 pp., cloth, ISBN 1888125446, order from the author, P.O. Box 25, Kodiak, AK 99615. Arriving on Kodiak Island as Baptist mission houseparents in 1949, the author and her husband soon turned to cattle ranching. Illustrated with hundreds of color photographs, this is the story of traditional Western ranching adapted to a very non-traditional location.
Now! We're Having Fun: Humorous Anecdotes of Life on the Last Frontier Leonard, Ted H. / Fairbanks, Alaska: Alaska Workers Pub. Co., 1994. 159p. [Not available for review.] ISBN0964155303. LC94-094456.
Nuvendaltin Quht'ana : the people of Nondalton by Linda J. Ellanna, Andrew Balluta ; cartographic illustrations by George K. Sherrod. Published/Created: Washington : Smithsonian Institution Press, c1992. Related Names: Balluta, Andrew. United States. National Park Service. Related Titles: People of Nondalton. Description: xxvii, 354 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm. ISBN: 1560981180
Of Landscape and Longing: Finding a Home at Water's Edge Servid, Carolyn. (Minneapolis: Milkweed Editions, 2000), 192 pp., paper, ISBN 1571312382, 1001 Washington Avenue South, Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN 55415. Essays describe author's personal outlook and perspectives formed while living in Sitka.
Of Moose and Men: A Skewed Look at Life in Alaska Poynor, A. E. (Nikiski,, Alaska: OMM Books, 1999) 208 pp., paper, ISBN 0966791509, P. O. Box 7397, Nikiski AK 99635. A collection of humorous columns originally appearing in the Peninsula Clarion.
Oh, To Be Twenty Again-And Twins! Swalling, Al. (Anchorage: A & M Publishing, 1999) 262 pp., cloth, ISBN 0967123003, P.O. Box 1039, Anchorage AK 99510. Autobiography of an Alaskan builder who came to the territory in the 1920s to work in Cordova, and has been involved in construction every since.
Old Gold: Historical Vignettes of Juneau, Alaska DeArmond, Robert N. , edited by June Hall and Renee Guerin, 2nd revised edition (Juneau: Gastineau Channel Historical Society and KINY, 1997), 68 pp., . A new edition of the 1985 collection written to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of radio station KINY.
Once Upon the Kenai, Stories from the People Kenai Historical Society
One Alaskan's Potpourri: Volume 1, the Homestead Years Moss, H. P. (Eagle River, Alaska: Eagle River Type and Graphics, 1997), 228 pp., paperback, ISBN 0965307417, 17050 N. Eagle River Loop Rd., #3, Eagle River, AK 99577-7804. The former State Senator remembers his years as a homesteading grandfather in the 1970s.
One Dog Short: The Odyssey and Collection of a Family in Alaska During the Gold Rush Years Krug, John W. and Caryl Sale Krug, (Juneau: Alaska Department of Education, Division of Libraries, Archives and Museums, 1998), 204 pp., paper,distributed by Friends of the Alaska State Museum, 395 Whittier Street, Juneau, AK 99801-1718. Illustrated history of a family living in Dawson, Nome and Fairbanks ; includes color photographs of their extensive ivory artifact collection which was recently donated to the Alaska State Museum.
One Last Cast: from Alaska Outdoors Radio Magazine Swensen, Evan. (Anchorage: Publication Consultants, 2000), 272 pp., paper, ISBN 1888125802, P.O. Box 221974, Anchorage, AK 99522-1974. Collection of stories first heard on author's radio program.
One Man's Wilderness: An Alaskan Odyssey, 26th anniversary edition Proenneke, Richard. (Anchorage: Alaska Northwest Books, 1999) 223 pp., paper, ISBN 0882405136, available from Graphic Arts Center Publishing Company, P.O. Box 10306, Portland OR 97296-0306. Brought back into print after over twenty years, Sam Keith compiled this tribute from Proenneke's journals.
One Particular Harbor James, Janet Lee. / Chicago: Noble Press, 1993. The adventures of one woman with multiple sclerosis living in the Alaskan wilderness. ISBN1879360306. LC93-33479.
One Thing After Another: Adventures in Alaska Jensen, Marcus F., as told to John Jensen. (London: Minerva Press, 1999) 337 pp., paper, ISBN 0754103439, available from Hearthside Books, 8745 Glacier Highway, Juneau AK 99801, 1-800-478-1000. Autobiography of a master big game guide and territorial legislator who arrived in Alaska in 1929.
One Woman's Gold Rush: Snapshots from Mollie Brackett's Lost Photo Album, 1898-1899 Driscoll, Cynthia Brackett. (Kalamazoo: Oak Woods Media, 1996), 128 p., paper, ISBN 088196007 (PO Box 19127, Kalamazoo, MI 49019). LC96-12942. Skagway and Atlin history with photos taken by the daughter-in-law of Skagway's wagon-road builder.
Organizing Asian American labor: the Pacific coast canned-salmon industry, 1870-1942 Friday, Chris. / Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1994. 276 p. Study of West Coast, concentrating on British Columbia, cannery labor market between 1870 and 1942 in relation to the social and political behavior and ties of Chinese, Japanese and Filipino workers. ISBN1566391393. LC93-29471.
Orthodox Alaska: A Theology of Mission by Michael Oleksa, St. Vladimir's Seminary Press, Crestwood, NY 10707. A history of the Russian Orthodox Church in Alaska. Index now online! (Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader to view).
Our Arctic Province: Alaska and the Seal Islands by Henry W. Elliott, New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1906. Book now online. Note that part of index is missing.
Our Side of the River: A Biography of Growing Up and Living in Alaska on Our Side of the Kuskokwim River in the Village of Old Akiak Laraux, Sis. (Palmer: Publications Consultants, 1994), 160 p., ISBN 0964480905, paper, P.O. Box 443, Palmer, AK 99645. Memories and photographs. LC 94-062116.
Out Among the Wolves; contemporary writings on the wolf / edited by John A. Murray / Anchorage: Alaska Northwest Books, 1993. 247 p. This anthology "gathers some of the best writings on the wolf over the past half-century from well-know scientists, naturalists, and authors, including Adolph Murie, John Haines, Roger A. Caras, and Richard Nelson." ISBN0882404393. LC93-10971.
Out of the Channel: The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill in Prince William Sound, Tenth Anniversary Edition Keeble, John. (Cheney, Wash.: Eastern Washington University Press, 1999) 363 pp., cloth, ISBN 0910055548, or paper, ISBN 091005553X, EWU Press, MS 1, 705 First Street, Spokane WA 99201. In this now definitive book on the oil spill, all the primary concerns of the first edition are updated with new material.
Outside Passage: Memoir of an Alaskan Childhood Scully, Julia. (New York: Random House, 1998), 240 pp., cloth, ISBN0375500839, order from 400 Hahn Road, Westminster, MD 21157. A New York magazine editor remembers life with her sister and widowed mother in Nome and Fairbanks before and during World War II.

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