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Pacific Northwest Lighthouses: Oregon to the Aleutians Roberts, Bruce and Ray Jones. (Old Saybrook, Conn.: The Globe Pequot Press, 1997), 88 pp., paperback, ISBN0762700823, P.O. Box 833, Old Saybrook, CT 06475. A collection of photographs and textual descriptions of the lighthouses, with some historical ones sprinkled throughout.
Paddlewheelers of Alaska and the Yukon Wilson, Graham. (Whitehorse, Yukon: Wolf Creek Books, Inc., 1999) 112 pp., paper, ISBN 0968195555, Box 31275, Whitehorse, YT Y1A 5P7 Canada. A keepsake book of historical photographs of paddlewheel steamboats on the Yukon River.
Paleo-Anthropology of the Early Eskimos Debets, G. F. (Ipiutak and Tigara), translated by Richard L. Bland (Anchorage: National Park Service, Shared Beringian Heritage Program, 1999) ca. 75 pp., comb-bound, 2525 Gambell Street, Room 107, Anchorage AK 99503-2892. Translation of a 1986 study of human remains collected by Froelich Rainey and Helge Larsen at Point Hope between 1939 and 1941.
Pancakes & Coffee: a Solo Canoe Trek through the Alaska Wilderness Myers, Gary Lee. (Joliet, IL: D & C Myers Publications, 2000), 167 pp., paper, ISBN 0966817613. An adventure-seeker takes his canoe on an exploration of Alaska and finds what he seeks.
Papa was a Bush Pilot Pollen, Sally McMahan. (Palmer, Alaska: S.M. Pollen, 2000), 120 pp., paper,HC 01 Box 6005D, Palmer, AK 99645. Chronicle of a family's adventures during half a century in Alaska.
Passage to Juneau: A Sea and Its Meaning Raban, Jonathan. (New York: Pantheon Books; Random House, 1999) 435 pp., cloth, ISBN 0679442626, or paper, ISBN 0679776141, 1-800-726-0600. "[Raban] has taken the travel book as the chosen vehicle of his imagination, the form through which he can best express himself and explore the process of his own life's unfolding."
Paugvik: a Nineteenth-Century Native Village on Bristol Bay, Alaska Dumond, Don E., and James W. VanStone. (Chicago: Field Museum of Natural History, 1995), 109 p., Roosevelt Road at Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605-2496. (One of series: Fieldiana: Anthropology, new series, No. 24. Results of archaeological excavations at an important settlement on the Alaska Peninsula. wln95-187739.
Pay Dirt: Fortunes and Misfortunes of an Alaska Gold Miner Hahn, Otis and Alice Vollmar. (Fairbanks: Epicenter Press, 1998), 158 pp., paperback, ISBN0945397682, Box 82368, Kenmore, WA 98028. After spending much of his first fifty years dreaming of mining for gold in Alaska, the author turned his Minnesota farm over to his son and headed north to follow his dream.
Penny: Half Coyote, or Half Wolf - and All Heart Moore, Delores L. (Anchorage, AK: Lighthouse Publications, 1966), 155 p., paper, ISBN1888844000 (PO Box 210288, Anchorage, AK 99521-0288). LC96-76842. A dog shares the life of a family that moves to Kodiak following the Good Friday Earthquake in 1964.
People of Alaska Rennick, Penny, ed., vol. 21, no. 3, Alaska Geographic / Anchorage: Alaska Geographic Society (POB 93370, Anchorage, AK 99509), 1994. 96p. Short biographies and conversations with some interesting Alaskans. ISBN1566610222.
People of the Ice and Snow Time-Life, (Alexandria, VA: Time-Life Books, 1994), 192 p., ISBN 0809495624(trade), ISBN 0809495635 (, cloth, 777 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. Heavily-illustrated overview of traditional northern cultures; Alaskan Rosita Worl, now of the Smithsonian Institution, was a general consultant for the book. LC 94-016653.
People of the Noatak Fejes, Claire.. Volcano, CA: Volcano Press, 1994. Reprint of the 1966 edition. In the 1960s, artist Claire Fejes made five long visits to the people of two Eskimo villages--Noatak and Point Hope. Paintings and drawings. ISBN1884244009. LC93-47388.
Peoples of the Great North: Art and Civilisation of Siberia Gorbatcheva, V. M. (Valentina Mikhailovna). / with Marina Federova ; avec le concours scientifique de Marine Le Berre Semenov ; translation from French, Mike Darton (New York: Parkstone Press, 2000), 216 pp., cloth, ISBN 1859954790. Beautifully illustrated volume by ethnologists presents an overview of indigenous peoples, their traditional way of life, world concepts, and the influence of environment.
Pictorial Guide to Skagway and its History

Godesky, James. (Juneau, Alaska: Golden North, 1995), 64 p., paper, P.O. Box 329, Skagway, Ak, 99840. Overview of Skagway for the tourist: includes photographs and list of places to see . LC 94-239134.

Picture Journeys: in Alaska's Wrangell-St. Elias: America's Largest National Park Herben, George.(Anchorage: Alaska Northwest Books, c1997), 126 pp., cloth, ISBN 0882404962; paper, ISBN0882404903, order from PO Box 10306, Portland, OR 97210. LC97-000848. Photos of a trip through the wilderness that includes McCarthy, Kennecott and many landscapes and wildlife.
Picturesque Alaska: A Journal of a Tour Among the Mountains, Seas and Islands of the Northwest, from San Francisco to Sitka by Abby Johnson Woodman, Boston and New York, Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1889. Book now online.
Pilots of the Panhandle Ruotsala, Jim. (Juneau, Alaska: Seadrome Press, c1997), 120 pp., paper, ISBN 0965883000, available from Hearthside Books, 8745 Glacier Hwy, Juneau, AK 99801. LC97-091980. Volume one of projected series on history of aviation in southeast Alaska from 1920 to 1935.
Pioneer Settlers of Anchorage, Alaska Barry, Mary J. Jack and Nellie Brown: (Anchorage: MJP Barry, 2000), 142 pp., paper, ISBN 0961700971, order from Cook Inlet Book Company, 415 West Fifth Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501. Life stories of the first permanent residents of Anchorage, who arrived on their honeymoon in 1912 and stayed until their deaths six decades later.
Pioneering in Alaska: a true account Weschenfelder, Ernest. / Anchorage AK: Vintage Print Co. (7312 Huntsmen Cr., Anchorage AK 99518), 1993. Boyhood in Douglas and Spuhn Island, Alaska - includes fishing, hunting and fox farming. wln94-329399.
Place Beyond: Finding Home in Arctic Alaska Jans, Nick. (Anchorage, AK: Alaska Northwest Books, 1996), cloth, ISBN 0882404776 (PO Box 10306, Portland, OR 97210). LC96-19763. Essays on the rhythms of arctic life and adventure that the author finds around his home, the Eskimo village of Ambler, Alaska.
Place of the Pretend People: Gifts from a Yup'ik Eskimo Village Kremers, Carolyn. (Anchorage: Alaska Northwest Books, 1996), 239 p., cloth, ISBN0882404784, LC 96013098. The author reflects on her experiences while a teacher of music and English in Tunanak on Nelson Island and what her impressions are now.
Polar Journeys: The Role of Food and Nutrition in Early Exploration Feeney, Robert E. (Fairbanks: University of Alaska Press, 1997),304 pp., cloth, ISBN 0841233497, or paper, ISBN 0-912006-97-8, PO Box 756240, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK 9975-6240. LC97-049810. Biochemist presents case that explorers lived and died by the quantity of their food and the quality of their nutrition.
Polar Peoples: Self-Determination and Development Minority Rights Group, editors. (London: Minority Rights Publications, 1994), 270 p., ISBN 1873194560, ISBN 187319451x, paper, 379 Brixton Road, London, UK SW9 7DE. History and current issues facing northern indigenous peoples, including chapters on Greenland, the Russian Far North, Alaska, Canada's Inuit, and the Saami of Lapland. LC 94-204813.
Polar pioneers: John Ross and James Clark Ross Ross, M. J. / McGill-Queens University Press, 1994. John Ross and his nephew James were British naval officers who sought the Northwest Passage in the Eastern Arctic during the early part of the 19th century. James also explored the Antarctic. Biography reveals the personalities and scientific and other contributions to world exploration. ISBN773512349. cn940900427-8.
Polar Tourism: Tourism in the Arctic and Antarctic Regions edited by Colin Michael Hall & Margaret E. Johnston (Chichester {England} ; New York: Wiley, c1995.), 329 p., ISBN 0471949213, cloth, Baffins Lane, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 IUD, England. Essays on tourism issues: environmental concerns, social impacts on indigenous peoples, and search for management solutions in both the Arctic and the Antarctic regions. LC 94-32093.
Politics and Government in Alaska's Past: Papers Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Alaska Historical Society, Juneau, Alaska, October 4-7, 1995 (Anchorage: Alaska Historical Society, 1995), 190 p., ISBN 0940521067, comb-bound, P.O. Box 100299, Anchorage, AK 99510-0299. Twelve papers presented at the conference. wln96-155349.
Practical Grammar of the Central Alaskan Yup'ik Eskimo Language , with Yup'ik Readings Jacobson, Steven A. written by Anna W. Jacobson (Fairbanks, AK: Alaska Native Language Center and Program, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 1995), 548 p., paper, ISBN 1555000509, P.O. Box 755040, Fairbanks, AK 99775-5040. LC 94-16979.
Prehistoric Alaska Rennick, Penny, ed. , vol. 21, no. 4, Alaska Geographic / Anchorage: Alaska Geographic Society (POB 93370, Anchorage, AK 99509), 1994. 116p. Exceptional issue details prehistory of the land, animals and people of Alaska. Explores Alaska from the formation of the land, through the ages of dinosaurs and woolly mammoths up to the arrival of the first humans via the Bering Land Bridge. With geologic timeline. ISBN1566610249.
Prehistory of the Northwest Coast Matson, Richard G. (San Diego: Academic Press, 1995), 364 p., cloth, ISBN 0-12-480260-5, 6227 Sea Harbor Drive, Orlando, FL 32887. LC 94-020599.
Prevention, response, and oversight five years after the Exxon Valdez oil spill: Proceedings of an International Conference, March 23-25, 1994, Anchorage, Alaska (Fairbanks, AK: Alaska Sea Grant College Program, 1995), 392 p., paper, ISBN 1566120330, P.O. Box 755040, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK 99775-5040. Participants included university researchers, agency staff, as well as members of the Coast Guard and citizens' advisory groups.Alaska Sea Grant College Program Report No. 95-02. wln95-157101.
Privileging the Past: Reconstructing History in Northwest Coast Art Ostrowitz, Judith. (Seattle; Vancouver: University of Washington Press; UBC Press, 1999) 201 pp., cloth, ISBN 0295978147, P.O. Box 50096, Seattle, WA 98145-5096. Approaches questions of authenticity and tradition in Northwest Coast art through a careful consideration of replicas, reproductions, and creative translations of past forms of Northwest Coast dances, ceremonies, masks, painted screens, and houses.
Prospecting and Mining Activity in the Rampart, Manley Hot Springs and Fort Gibbon Mining Districts of Alaska, 1894 to the Present Era L'Ecuyer, Rosalie E. (Fairbanks: Bureau of Land Management, 1997), 179 pp., paper, order from BLM, Alaska State Office, 222 West Seventh Avenue, Suite 13, Anchorage, AK 99513. wln97-159738. Open file report 61.
Prudhoe Bay Governor: Alaska's Keith Miller Miller, Keith Harvey., as told to Joseph Edward Maynard. (Anchorage: Todd Communications, 1997), 296 pp., cloth, ISBN 1878100998, 203 W 15th Avenue, Suite 102, Anchorage, AK 99501. LC97-60349. Life story of Alaska's governor from 1969 to 1970.
Prudhoe Bay-Discovery to Recovery! Rutledge, Gene. (Anchorage: Wolfe Business Services, 1998), 144 pp., paperback, ISBN0932571034,6930 Oakwood, Anchorage, AK 99507. Energy scientist and former project leader of Governor Hammond's effort to address Alaska's energy resources, operations and issues compiles the story of the people and organizations who made the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System possible, from the discovery of resources to its 20th anniversary.
Purchase of Alaska by Archie Shiels, 1967
Puyulek Pu'irtuq! = The People of the Volcanoes: Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve Ethnographic Overview & Assessment Morseth, Michele. (Anchorage: National Park Service, Lake Clark / Katmai National Park and Preserve, 1998), 186 pp., paper, ISBN0941555054, request from National Park Service, 4230 University Drive, Suite 311, Anchorage, AK 99508. Illustrated history of this remote National Park unit on the Alaska Peninsula.
Qanemcikarluni Tekitnarqelartuq: One Must Arrive with a Story to Tell: Traditional Narratives by the Elders of Tununak, Alaska edited by Eliza Cingarkaq and Ben Orr (Bethel, AK: Lower Kuskokwim School District and Fairbanks, AK: Alaska Native Language Center, 1995), 378 p., ISBN 1555000525, Lower Kuskokwim School District, P.O. Box 305, Bethel, AK 99559 or Alaska Native Language Center, P.O. Box 757680, Fairbanks, AK 99775-7680. Folklore and texts of Yupik Eskimos, with Central Yupik and English on opposite pages. LC 95-2303.
Quest for Gold: an Overview of the National Park Service Cultural Resources Mining Inventory and Monitoring Program Saleeby, Becky M. (CRMIM) (Anchorage: National Park Service Alaska Region, 2000), 546 pp., paper, request from 2525 Gambell Street, Room 107, Anchorage, AK 99503-2892. Archeological results from ten years of cultural resource inventories conducted in nine of Alaska's national parks and preserves; includes a chapter describing mining technology as adapted to Alaskan conditions.
Rabid Wolf: a Story About Three Ordinary Men Perrin, Robert Keith. (Anchorage: A.T. Printing & Publishing, 1998), 168 pp., paperback,ISBN0966420004, Ke-Ko Alaska Sales, Inc., P.O. Box 142507, Anchorage, AK 99514. True stories relating personal experiences of the author and his family.
Race to Nome: The story of the heroic Alaskan dog teams that rushed diphtheria serum to stricken Nome in 1925
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Raven: Selected Writing of Bill Reid Reid, Bill. Solitary (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2000 and Vancouver, BC: Douglas & McIntyre), 250 pp., cloth, ISBN 029598080X, P.O. Box 50096, Seattle, WA 98145-5096. Collection of important writings on Northwest Coast art and the role of the native artist by renowned Haida sculptor.
Reaching home: Pacific salmon, Pacific people Fobes, Natalie. /essays by Tom Jay and Brad Matsen / Anchorage: Alaska Northwest Books, 1994. 143p. Good overview of salmon fisheries of the Pacific Rim, noting historical and current status and recounting the life cycle of this magnificent fish. Color photographs, bibliography, index. Author won the 1995 Pacific NW Booksellers Association book award for this volume. ISBN0882404490. LC94-25182.
Reckoning with the dead: the Larsen Bay repatriation and the Smithsonian Institution edited by Tamara L. Bray and Thomas W. Killion / Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1994. 194p. Presentations on the case that is considered a turning point in the history of American anthropology and museum relations with Native Americans. ISBN1560983655 pbk. wln94-002652.
Report of a Military Reconnaissance in Alaska Made in 1883 by Frederick Schwatka, Washington Govt Printing Office, 1885. Book now online.
Report on Population and Resources of Alaska at the Eleventh Census: 1890 by Robert P. Porter, Superintendent of the Department of the Interior Census Office, Govt Printing Office, Washington DC, 1893. Book now online.
Revolving Door Syndrome: Alaska Natives' Introduction and Entry into the State's Criminal Justice System Northstine, Greg L. (Juneau: Alaska. Legislature. Joint Senate and House Finance Subcommittee on Corrections, 1997), 42 pp., paperback. "Prepared for the Twentieth Alaska State Legislature and other interested parties."
Rich Earth: Alaska's Mineral Industry Rennick, Penny, editor. , Volume 22, No. 3, Alaska Geographic (Anchorage: Alaska Geographic Society, 1995), 96 p., paper, P.O. Box 93370, Anchorage, AK 99509. wln95-191065.
Riding the Wild Side of Denali: Alaskan Adventures with Horses and Huskies Collins, Miki and Julie Collins. (Fairbanks: Epicenter Press, 1998), 224 pp., paperback, ISBN094539764X, Box 82368, Kenmore, WA 98028. Twin sisters living a traditional lifestyle in the vast Interior wilderness describe their experiences with their sled dogs and uniquely sturdy Icelandic horses.
River Between Us : The Upper Susitna River Valley of Alaska : a Historical Collection by Kenneth L. Marsh. Variant Title: Upper Susitna River Valley of Alaska Edition Information: 1st ed. Published/Created: Trapper Creek, AK : Trapper Creek Museum Sluice Box Productions, c2002. Related Names: Trapper Creek Museum Sluice Box Productions. Description: 268 p. : ill., maps (some col.) ; 21 cm. ISBN: 0971830207 Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 264-266).
Road System Guide to Kodiak Island World War II Sites Stoltenberg, Loretta. (Kodiak: Alaska State Parks, Kodiak District Office, 1997), 28 pp., paper, request from Fort Abercrombie, 1400 Abercrombie Drive, Kodiak, AK 99615. Specialized guide for those interested in Kodiak and/or World War II.
Roadhouse Tales: Or Nome In 1900 Clark, M.
Robert Peary and Matthew Henson at the North Pole Molett, William E. (Frankfort, KY: Elkhorn Press, [1996]), 123 p., ISBN 095165302 (available from Wm. E. Molett, 1003 River Bend Road, Frankfort, KY 40601). wln97-050242. Presents Peary's case for reaching the North Pole, analyzing the sledge speeds, distances, weathers, and other factors.
Robert W. Service: a Bibliography Mitham, Peter J. (New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Books, 2000), 440 pp., cloth, ISBN 1584560118, 310 Delaware Street, New Castle, DE 19720. Descriptive bibliography for the North's most famous poet; includes exhaustive listings of books, articles, translations, archives, biographical material, musicals, sound recordings, and films.
Rods & Wings: a History of the Fishing Lodge Business in Bristol Bay, Alaska Bennett, Bo. (Anchorage: Publication Consultants, 2000), 384 pp., cloth, ISBN 1888125624, order from Cook Inlet Book Company, 415 West Fifth Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501. History of the role of float planes and their pilots in developing world-class sport fishing in southwestern Alaska.
Romance of Nikolai Rezanov and Concepcion Arguello: a Literary Legend and Its Effect on California History Iversen, Eve. , edited with historical notes by Richard A. Pierce (Kingston, Ont. ; Fairbanks: Limestone Press: University of Alaska Press [distributor], 1998), 156 pp., paperback, ISBN1895901227 (Alaska history no. 48), P.O. Box 756240, Fairbanks, AK 99775-6240. Includes "The Concha Arguello story: memory visits with old Vinnie," by Father Maurice M. O'Moore, O.P. Founder of the Russian American Company and the daughter of the commandant of the Presidio of San Francisco have a brief but powerful romance, then he returns to Russia to die the next year.
Rugged Justice: the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the American West, 1891-1941 Frederick, David C. / Berkeley: University of California Press, 1994. Colorful history of circuit which includes the far West, Alaska and Hawaii. Includes one chapter on Anvil Creek (Judge Noyes et al.) plus a few other references. ISBN0520083814. LC93-1309.
Running North: A Yukon Adventure Cook, Ann Mariah. (Chapel Hill, N.C.: Algonquin Books, 1998), 312 pp., cloth, ISBN1565122135, or paperback, ISBN1565122534, or large print (Wheeler Pub.), ISBN156895638X, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, P.O. Box 2225, Chapel Hill, NC 27515-2225. Account of how the author, her husband, and their young daughter moved to Alaska to run the Yukon Quest, the toughest sled dog race in the world.
Russian America Rennick, Penny, editor, Volume 26, Number 4 of Alaska Geographic (Anchorage: Alaska Geographic Society, 1999) 96 pp., paper, P.O. Box 93370, Anchorage AK 99509-3370. History and culture of Alaska before 1867, focusing especially on the Russian American Company and the Russian Orthodox Church.
Russian discovery of the Aleutian and Kodiak Islands foreword by Winston L. Sarafian ; translated by Svetlana Potton ; edited with an introduction by J.L. Smith. Published/Created: Anchorage, Alaska : White Stone Press, 2003. Description: vi, 151 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm. ISBN: 0972454306 Contents: Ch. 1. Early voyages to the Aleutian Islands / by V.I. Grekov -- Ch. 2. Voyages to the Commander and Copper Islands, 1743-1746 / by E.S. Basov -- Ch. 3. The voyage of Cossack Studentsov, 1757-1761 -- Ch. 4. The voyage to Unmak [i.e. Umnak] and Unalaska Islands, 1758-1762 / by Savin Ponomariov and Stefan Glotov -- Ch. 5. The voyage to the Aleutian Islands, 1758-1763 / by Dmitri Pankov -- Ch. 6. The voyage to the Aleutian Islands, 1760-1764 / by Andrian Tolstykh -- Ch. 7. The discovery of Kodiak Island, 1762-1766 / by S.G. Glotsov. Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Russian Orthodox Church of Alaska and the Aleutian Islands and Its Relation to Native American Traditions-An Attempt at a Multicultural Society, 1794-1912 Ivanov, Viacheslav. (Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1997), 61 pp., paper, ISBN0160487811, order from U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop SSOP, Washington, D.C., 20402-9238. Written to accompany a 1994 exhibit and based on extensive church records preserved at the Library of Congress.
Russian-American Relations and the Sale of Alaska, 1834-1867 Bolkhovitinov, Nikolai N. , translated and edited by Richard A. Pierce, (Fairbanks: Limestone Press, 1996), 394 pp., cloth, ISBN 1895901065, P.O. Box 756240, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK 99775-6240. Cn97016077. First published as Russko-Amerikanskie otnosheniiai prodazha Aliaki, 1834-1867 in 1990, study details the antecedents and the execution of the sale of Russian America to the United States. Extensive bibliography and documentation; no. 45 in Alaska History series.
Russians in the Bering Strait, 1648-1791 Belov, M. I. , / translated by Katerina Solovjova and edited and with an introduction by J. L. Smith (Anchorage: White Stone Press, 2000), 138 pp., cloth, ISBN 0962672726, 2314 Marian Bay Circle, Anchorage, AK 99515. Originally published in Moscow in 1956, Belov's book was titled Arctic Voyages from Ancient Times to the Middle of the Ninetenth Century. Added as appendices are four other newly translated short historical pieces about Russian eighteenth century voyages to North America.
Salmon from Kodiak : an history of the salmon fishery of Kodiak Island, Alaska by Patricia Roppel. Published/Created: [Anchorage, Alaska] : Alaska Historical Commission, c1986. Description: xi, 355 p. : ill. ; 22 cm. ISBN: 0943712203 (pbk.) Notes: Map on lining papers. Includes index. Bibliography: p. 336.
School Teacher in Old Alaska: the Story of Hannah Breece Breece, Hannah. (New York: Random House, 1995), 302 p., ISBN 0679441344, 400 Hahn Road, Westminster, MD 21157. Forty-five when she came to Alaska in 1904, Hannah Breece's memoirs, rewritten by her grandneice Jane Jacobs, tell of teaching in the wilderness until 1918. LC 95-2486.
Science and Technology in Alaska's Past: Papers Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Alaska Historical Society, Anchorage, Alaska, November 29-December 2,1990 (Anchorage: Alaska Historical Society, 1996),194 p., comb-bound, ISBN0940521 (PO Box 100299, Anchorage, AK 99510-0299).
Science Under Sail: Russia's Great Voyages to America, 1728-1867 Smith, Barbara Sweetland. (Anchorage: Anchorage Museum of History and Art, 2000), 40 pp., paper, ISBN 1885267029, Anchorage Museum of History and Art Gift Shop, 121 West 7th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501. Catalog for an exhibit that documents the history of scientific discovery in the North Pacific during Alaska's Russian period.
Science Under Sail: Russia's Great Voyages to America, 1728-1867-Instructional Guide Matthews, Donna, and Barbara Sweetland Smith. (Anchorage: Anchorage Museum of History and Art, 2000), 201 pp., spiral-bound, ISBN 1885267037, Anchorage Museum of History and Art Gift Shop, 121 West 7th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501. Illustrated study materials and classroom activities arranged around ten topics, to accompany the museum exhibit of the same name.
Sea Otter Chiefs Robinson, Michael P. (Calgary: Bayeaux Arts Incorporated, 1996), 96 pp., cloth, ISBN1896209181, P.O. Box 586, 1 Holway Point, Machias, ME 04654. Life histories of three great Northwest Coast chiefs-from the Kiusta, Yuquot, and Metlakahtla tribes--who masterminded the development of the sea otter pelt trade with the first seagoing capitalists from the West. The chief's villages ranged from Queen Charlotte Island to Vancouver Island.
Sea Stories of the Inside Passage: in the Wake of the Nid Lawrence, Iain. (Bishop, Calif.: Fine Edge Productions, 1997), 167 pp., paperback, ISBN0938665472, Route 2 Box 303, Bishop, CA 93514. Personal stories that capture the essence and flavor of the Inside Passage.
Search for the Northwest Passage: a bicentennial exhibition on the voyages of George Vancouver Alaska State Museum. / Juneau, AK: Alaska State Museum, Division of Libraries, Archives and Museums, Department of Education (395 Whittier St., Juneau, AK 99801-1718), 1994-. 15p. Catalog of the Vancouver exhibit held in 1994. wln94-297095.
Searching for the Franklin Expedition: the Arctic Journal of Robert Randolph Carter Carter, Robert Randolph. , edited by Harold B. Gill, Jr. and Joanne Young (Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1998), 201 pp., cloth, ISBN1557503214, U.S. Naval Institute, 291 Wood Road, Annapolis, MD 21402. A day by day account of the 1850-1851 expedition in search of the British naval captain, his two ships, and 129 men of the Royal Navy who had vanished into a frozen region of northern Canada on a quest for the Northwest Passage in 1845.
Seldovia Alaska: an Historical Portrait of Life in Zaliv Seldevoe-Herring Bay Springer, Susan Woodward. (Littleton, CO: Blue Willow, 1997), 240 pp., paperbound, ISBN1889796034, PO Box 6212227, Littleton, CO 80162. LC97-074728. Highly readable, extensive history using many documents and sources.
Seven Words for Wind: Essays and Field Notes from Alaska's Pribilof Islands MacLeish, Sumner.(Fairbanks, AK: Epicenter Press, 1997), 159 pp., cloth, ISBN0945397356, Box 82368, Kenmore, WA 98028. LC97-075309. Reflections and stories of life on a remote Alaska Island far out in the Bering Sea during the 1980s.
Seward, Alaska: A History of the Gateway City, Volume III: Growth, Tragedy, Recovery, Adaptation, 1924-1993 Barry, Mary J. (Anchorage: MJP Barry, 1995), 400 p., paper, ISBN O961700947, 323 West Harvard Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501. LC 86-071202.
She Was a Sister Sailor: The Whaling Journals of Mary Brewster, 1845-1851 Brewster, Mary. / edited by Joan Druett (Mystic, CT: Mystic Seaport Museum, 1992), 449 p., cloth, ISBN0913372609, (order from Cook Inlet Book Company, 415 West Fifth Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501). LC94-111649.
Sheldon Jackson, The Collector Carlton, Rosemary. (Juneau: Alaska State Museums, 1999) 95 pp., paper, Sheldon Jackson Museum, 104 College Drive, Sitka AK 99835. A study of Jackson, the nineteenth-century Presbyterian missionary, as a collector of Alaskan Native artifacts.
Shtutda'ina da'a shel qudel = My forefathers are still walking with me : verbal essays on Qizhjeh and Tsaynen Dena'ina traditions by Andrew Balluta ; transcribed and edited by James Kari. Published/Created: Anchorage, Alaska : Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, 2008. Description: xii, 147 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), maps (some col.) ; 22 cm. ISBN: 0974966894 (pbk.)
Siberian Yupik Eskimo: the language and its contacts with Chukchi Reuse, Willem J. / Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 1994. 424p. Detailed historical and linguistic study of language common to Alaska's St. Lawrence Island and the Siberian mainland. Based on author's PhD thesis. ISBN0874803977. LC9350808.
Sinews of Survival: The Living Legacy of Inuit Clothing Issenman, Betty Kobayashi. (Vancouver: UBC Press, 1997), 274 pp., cloth, ISBN 0-77480596X, distributed by University of Washington Press, P.O. Box 50096, Seattle, WA 98145-5096. cn97-910494. Beautifully illustrated, this volume brings together information on all aspects of Inuit clothing, its design and role in Inuit cultures; includes Inupiat and Yu'pik attire.
Sitka Rennick, Penny, and L.J. Campbell. (Anchorage: Alaska Geographic Society, c1995), 144 p., ISBN 156661029X, P.O. Box 93370, Anchorage, AK 99509. LC 95-40004.
Sitka at War: World War II Sitka Community Schools. Seniors and Sitka Sound Youth (SASSY) Program. stories shared by Sitka's elders (1994) and Conservations with Sitka Elders Conservations with Sitka Elders (1993). Students in freshman English class record experiences of Sitka's pioneers in these 2 slim volumes.
Sitka Man by Al Brookman, For six decades, Brookman lived his dream: his home a fishing boat, his estate the waterways and island wilderness of southeastern Alaska, his family table supplied from land and sea
Sitka Tribe of Alaska Historic Preservation Plan Theodoratus, Dorothea J. (Washington, DC: US Dept. of the Interior, National Park Service, 1995), 124 p., paper, (free from Alaska Regional Office, National Park Service, 2525 Gambell Street, Room 107, Anchorage, AK 99503-2892). LC96-203471. Contains much on Tlingit history of this southeast Alaska town.
Sitka: A Short History by Jack Calvin; a nice short history with some lovely wood engravings.
Sixty Odd Years: An Alaskan's Selected Reminiscences Nye, Dagmar I. (Anchorage: Publication Consultants, 1999) 288 pp., paper, ISBN 1888125411, available from Cook Inlet Book Company, 415 West Fifth Avenue, Anchorage AK 99501. Memories of childhood, youth, and adulthood as a woman of Alaska.
Skeena, River of Destiny Large, R. Geddes. (Surrey, B.C.: Heritage House, 1996), 214 p., paper,ISBN1895811198 (#8 - 17921 55th Avenue, Surrey, BC V7S 6C4). cn96-9103530. Reprint of 1957 classic study of the Skeena River in British Columbia.
Skimming the Top of the World: Traveling among Peoples of the Far North Patten, Edith P. / photography, Caroline Canafax (Seattle, WA: Hara Pub., c2000), 244 pp., paper, ISBN 1883697980, P.O. Box 19732, Seattle, WA 98109. Writer and photographer recount their visits to Alaska (11 trips in all) between 1976 and 1990.
Sm'algyax: a Reference Dictionary and Grammar for the Coast Tsimshian Language Dunn, John Asher. (Seattle: University of Washington Press ; Juneau: Sealaska Heritage Foundation, 1995), 259 pp., paperback, ISBN0295974192, Sealaska Heritage Foundation, One Sealaska Plaza, Suite 201, Juneau, AK 99801-1249. Facsimile reprint of John Dunn's classic, previously two-volume, work published by the Canadian Museum of Civilization in the late 1970s.
Soapy Smith, uncrowned king of Skagway

Clifford, Howard, editor, (Seattle: Sourdough Enterprises, 1997), 24 pp., paper, ISBN 091180305X, 16401 3rd Avenue SW, Seattle, WA 98166. LC97-185263. Gambler and saloon keeper who ruled Skagway during the early tumultuous years of the Kondike gold rush, was a complex and hard to understand individual.

Social Life of Stories: Narrative and Knowledge in the Yukon Territory Cruikshank, Julie. (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1998), 211 pp., cloth, ISBN0803214901, 312 North 14th Street, Lincoln, NE 68588-0484. A study of indigenous oral narratives and their roles in Yukon Native society, by a professor of anthropology at the University of British Columbia.
Sold American: the Story of Alaska Natives and Their Land, 1867 - 1959: the Army to Statehood Mitchell, Donald Craig. (Hanover, NH: Dartmouth College: University Press of New England, 1997), 476 pp., cloth, ISBN0874518008, Hanover, NH 03755-0248. LC96-041871. Detailed study of history, politics, land claims, and relations between the Federal government and Alaska natives before Statehood in 1959.
Some Bears Kill: True Life Tales of Terror Kaniut, Larry. (Long Beach, CA: Safari Press, 1997), 313 pp., cloth, ISBN 1571570698. LC 96-71771. Second edition of stories of bear attacks in the Alaska wilderness.
Southeast Alaska: Early Photographs of the Great Land Wilson, Graham. (Whitehorse: Wolf Creek Books, 1999) 128 pp., paper, ISBN 0968195547, Box 31275, Whitehorse, YT Y1A 5P7 Canada. A keepsake book of 125 familiar and unfamiliar historical photographs taken up through the 1920s.
Souvenirs of the Fur Trade: Northwest Coast Indian Art and Artifacts Collected by American Mariners, 1788-1844 Malloy, Mary. (Cambridge, MA: Peabody Museum Press, 2000), 188 pp., paper, ISBN 0873658337, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138. An illustrated look at artifacts held by ten institutions.
Spirit of Haida Gwaii: Bill Reid's Masterpiece Steltzer, Ulli. (Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press, 1997), 61 pp., paper, ISBN0295976241 (PO Box 50096, Seattle, WA 98145-5096). LC98-51836, cn96-910846-C. Story of the sculpture, a 20 foot long canoe filled with creatures of Haida mythology, and its creator, the artist Bill Reid.
Spirit of the North: The Art of Eustace Paul Ziegler Woodward, Kesler. (Augusta, GA: Morris Communications with the Anchorage Museum of History and Art and the Morris Museum of Art, 1998), 120 pp., paper, ISBN1890021059, 725 Broad Street, Augusta, GA 30901. Catalog for an exhibit of the painter's work. He was active as a lay missionary and artist in Alaska from 1909 until 1924, continuing to paint Alaskan subject matter from his Seattle home until his death in 1969.
Spirit of the Wind: the Story of Alaska's George Attla, Legendary Sled Dog Sprint Champ Freedman, Lew. (Kenmore, WA: Epicenter Press, 2000), 223 pp., paper, ISBN 0945397933, Box 82368, Kenmore, WA 98028. Biography of the "Huslia Hustler," a new edition of George Attla: Legend of the Sled Dog Trail, published in 1993.
Staking Her Claim: the Life of Belinda Mulrooney, Klondike and Alaska Entrepreneur Mayer, Melanie J., and Robert N. DeArmond. (Athens: Swallow Press, 2000), 390 pp., cloth, ISBN 0804010218, or paper, ISBN 0804001226, Ohio University Press, Scott Quadrangle, Athens, OH 45701. Arriving in Alaska as a single woman in 1895, Irish immigrant Mulrooney established a successful retail operation. She joined the Klondike gold rush a few years later, founding towns and thriving as a restaurateur, banker, real estate developer, contractor, and merchant.
Stalking the Side-Hill Salmon: Collection of Lonnie Haughton's Boating, Fishing and Hunting Stories from the Pages of the Alaska Fisherman's Journal Haughton, Lonnie. (Port Protection, AK: Great Wave Publishing, 1996), 130 p., ISBN0964063719 (22 Beach, Port Protection, AK 99950). LC96-75494. An Alaskan troller from the Southeast tells some good stories about his adventures.
Stampede For Gold: The Story of the Klondike Gold Rush by Pierre Berton, Sterling Publishing, New York / London, 2007. ISBN-13 978-1-4027-51219. Index online.
State of Alaska by Ernest Gruening, former Alaskan Governor
Stern and Rock-Bound Coast: Kenai Fjords National Park Historic Resource Study Cook, Linda and Frank Norris. (Anchorage: National Park Service, Alaska Support Office, 1998), 429 pp., paper, 2525 Gambell Street, Room 107, Anchorage, AK 99503-2892. One in a series of publications describing the prehistory and history of National Park units in Alaska. This study develops a broad historic context for the outer coast, its heroes, and their contributions to the region's history.
Steve McCutcheon's Alaska Emanuel, Richard P. , Volume 25, Number 1 of Alaska Geographic (Anchorage: Alaska Geographic Society, 1998), 96 pp., paper, P.O. Box 93370PR, Anchorage, AK 99509-3370. Tribute to a life-long Alaskan and photographer with selections from sixty years of photographs. Anchorage Museum of History and Art now holds these images in their collections.
Stone, Bone, Antler, and Shell: Artifacts of the Northwest Coast Stewart, Hilary. (Vancouver ; Seattle: Douglas & McIntyre ; University of Washington Press, 1996), cloth, ISBN 0295975369. LC96012279. Second, revised edition (original U.S. title: Indian Artifacts of the Northwest Coast) of this basic work that explains and illustrates the tools, weapons, hunting and fishing gear, household and ceremonial items and ornaments that reveal much about a people's way of life. Includes Tlingit, Tsimshian, and Haida.
Stories Told by Our Elders: Stories Collected, Edited and Published by the Students at Te'sek Geht'roonatun Zzeh College Beairsto, Shelagh, project coordinator, Rampart House, (Old Crow: Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation Lands & Resources Department, 1993), 70 pp., paper, P.O. Box 102, Old Crow, YT Y0B 1N0. Students of Old Crow College interview elders and visit the site of this abandoned border community on the Porcupine River.
Storm Run: The Story of the First Woman to Win the Iditarod Sled Dog Race by Libby Riddles
Story as Sharp as a Knife: the Classical Haida Mythtellers and Their World Bringhurst, Robert. (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2000), 527 pp., cloth, ISBN 080321314X or paper, ISBN 0803261799, Lincoln, NE 68588-0484. A translation and study of stories, poems, and history collected by ethnographer John Swanton.
Story of Glacier Valley: True Tales from the Top of Mt. Alyeska, Girdwood, Alaska Bercee, Loverne. (Anchorage: Professional Colorgraphics Printing & Publishing, Inc., 1998) 119 pp., paper, P.O. Box 465, Girdwood, AK 99587. A compilation of personal stories about life in Girdwood and Mt. Alyeska, including the 1964 earthquake.
Strange Northwest: Weird Encounters in Alaska, British Columbia, Idaho, Oregon and Washington Bader, Chris. (Surrey, B.C.; Blaine, WA: Hancock House, 1995), 144 p., ISBN 0888393598, paper, 1431 Harrison Avenue, Blaine, WA 98230-5005. Bizarre tales from newspapers that feature Bigfoot, aliens, UFOs among others. cn95-9101519.
Strange Stories of Alaska and the Yukon Ferrell, Ed. (Fairbanks, AK: Epicenter Press, 1996), 160 p., paper, ISBN0945397518 (Box 60529, Fairbanks, AK 99706, dist. By Graphic Arts Center Publishing, PO Box 10306, Portland, OR 97296-0306). LC96-005220. "Unexplained phenomena with a northern twist-all the stories come from Alaska and Yukon of the 1880s to 1940s;" includes sources.
Strange, Amazing! True Tales of Alaska Wendt, Ron. (Wasilla: Goldstream Publications, 1995), 64 p., ISBN 1886574103, paper, P.O. Box 870624, Wasilla, AK 99687. Many short stories from the Russian period to the present. LC 95-081491.
Strangers Among Us Woodman, David C. (Montreal; Buffalo: McGill-Queen's University Press, 1995). cloth, 166 p., ISBN 0773513485, . wln96-57549, cn95-900539. Although discredited at the time, author Woodman re-evaluates the importance of Inuit oral traditions and the interviews of American Explorer Charles Francis Hall in 1865-69 in his search to reconstruct the events surrounding Sir John Franklin's tragic 1845 expedition and argues that the stories may indeed refer to survivors of the expedition on the Melville Peninsula. Author of Unraveling the Franklin Mystery: Inuit Testimony.
Strangest Town in Alaska: the History of Whittier, Alaska and the Portage Valley Taylor, Alan. (Seattle: Kokogiak Media, 2000), 114 pp., paper, ISBN 0967786002, 9457 Phinney Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98103. Consisting primarily of a Cold War era skyscraper at the end of a two-mile tunnel, Whittier probably is the "strangest town in Alaska."
Streets to the Past: The Historic Street Name Guide for Petersburg, Alaska Blender, Emmalee. (Petersburg: Clausen Memorial Museum, 1999) 132 pp., paper, P.O. Box 708, Petersburg AK 99833. Illustrated with photographs; most are of fishing boats, which seems appropriate for this southeast Alaskan fishing community.
Stretching the Boundaries: a Collection of Writings Kenny, Michael Hughes. (Juneau Alaska: Diocese of Juneau Publication c1995), 141 p., 419 Sixth St., Juneau, AK, 99801. LC 96-166756. Writings by Father Michael Kenny, well-loved Roman Catholic priest of Juneau, Alaska, who died suddenly and unexpectedly in 1994.
Sukdu nel nuhtghelnek = I’ll tell you a story: stories I recall from growing up on Iliamna Lake by Walter Johnson ; transcribed and edited by James Kari. Published/Created: Fairbanks, AK : Alaska Native Language Center, 2004. Description: 81 p. : ill. ; 22 cm. + 1 sound disc (digital ; 3/4 in.) ISBN: 155500086X
Sure foundation: Aleut churches in World War II Smith, Barbara Sweetland. / Anchorage, Alaska: The Aleutian/Pribilof Islands Association (401 E. Fireweed Lane, Anchorage, AK 99503), 1994. 70p. "History of ten Aleut churches and their communities before and during World War II, and subsequent efforts to restore church artifacts and structures; includes many historic and contemporary photographs and profiles of the communities." ISBN0960930825. wln94-302473.
Survey of historic buildings, Deermount Street widening project, Ketchikan, Alaska (project no. 70629) by Rolfe G. Buzzell. Published/Created: Anchorage, Alaska (P.O. Box 107001, Anchorage 99510-7001) : Office of History and Description: v, 29 leaves : ill., maps ; 28 cm. Notes: "June 1993." Includes bibliographical references (leaves 27-29).
Sweet Stew: An Alaskan Tale Rutherford, Kay M. (Coon Valley, WI: Aavery Press, c1997), 94 pp., paper, ISBN 0965274217. LC96-095425. Short memoir of a woman and her biologist husband who lived on Unimak Island for two years and then for two more in Kaktovik in the 1970s and 1980s.
Sydney Laurence (1865-1940) - Anecdotes, Myths, Opinions: A Collection of Laurence Paintings for Sale Braarud Fine Art. (LaConner, WA: Braarud Fine Art, 1996), 31 pp., paper, PO Box 717, LaConner, WA 98257. wln98-644872. Essay and 20 color reproductions of paintings by this Alaskan.
Tacos on the Tundra: the Story of Barrow, Alaska's Long-Time Resident, Fran Tate Kidder, Lyn. photographs by Frederic Moras. (Anchorage, Alaska: Bonaparte Books, c1996), 266 p., ISBN0965482626 (Box 139, 205 E. Dimond Blvd., Anchorage, AK 99515). wln97150982. The story of a special restaurateur, owner of Pepe's North of the Border located in Barrow, Alaska's farthest north city.
Take Good Care of the Garden and the Dogs by Heather Lende, a local writer in Haines Alaska
Taken to Extremes: Education in the Far North Darnell, Frank, and Anton Hoem. (Oslo, Norway: Stockholm, Sweden: Scandinavian University Press, 1996), 299 p., cloth, ISBN8200225887 (North American Office, 875 Massachusetts Ave., Ste. 84, Cambridge, MA 02139). wln96268682. Examines the history of education and the contemporary issues of schooling in the circumpolar countries outside of Russia.
Tales and Legends of the Yupik Eskimos of Siberia Dolitsky, Alexander B., editor. , translated by Henry N. Michael (Juneau: Alaska-Siberia Research Center, 2000), 147 pp., paper, ISBN 0965389138, P.O. Box 34871, Juneau, AK 99803. Fifty-nine tales, legends, and myths translated with a short note on the source.
Tanana Basin Alaska Geographic Vol 16, Number 3 'The Tanana Basin'

Tangible Visions: Northwest Coast Indian Shamanism and Its Art Wardwell, Allen. (New York: Monacelli/Corvus Press, 1996), 336 p., cloth, ISBN 1-885254-16-4, (10 East 92nd Street, New York, NY 10128). LC95-024157. Shamanic art of the Haida, Tlingit and Tsimshian peoples; over 500 photographs.
Tankers full of trouble: the perilous journey of Alaskan crude Nalder, Eric. / New York: Grove Press, 1994. 294p. Seattle Times investigative reporter takes a trip on the tanker ARCO Anchorage to gain an understanding of the problems and workings of the tanker industry. ISBN080211458X. LC93-31198.
Telling Our Selves: Ethnicity and Discourse in Southwestern Alaska Hensel, Chase. (New York: Oxford University Press, 1996), 220 pp., cloth, , ISBN 0-19-510255-X,or paper, ISBN 0-19-509477-8, 2001 Evans Road, Cary, NC 27513. LC95-031923. Study of Yup'ik culture.
Tenakee Times: An Informational Booklet on Tenakee Springs, Alaska (Tenakee Springs: no publisher, 1995), 90 p., paper, order from Hearthside Books 254 Front Street, Juneau, AK 99801. Illustrated anecdotes about a southeast Alaskan town. wln95-099518.
Terra Pacifica: People and Place in the Northwest States and Western Canada edited by Paul W. Hirt (Pullman, Wash.: WAS Press, 1998), 223 pp., cloth, ISBN0874221633, or paperback, ISBN0874221625, Washington State University Press, P.O. Box 645910, Pullman, WA 99164-5910, 1-800-354-7360. Ten widely recognized historians from the United States and Canada present thought-provoking insights about society, culture, and change in the great, resource-laden Northwest.
The Alaskan, November 1885-March 1887: Newspaper Excerpts of Genealogical and Historical Interest Richardson, Elizabeth, editor. (Ward Cove, AK: The Author, 1997), 152 pp., paper, P.O. Box 662, Ward Cove, AK 99928. Wln98-019802. Articles from a weekly Sitka newspaper, with an added name index covering 1,500 entries.
The Bein-Pot: 300 years of Beins family history (1680-1980) written and compiled by Sally Giggey Lowery. Published/Created: [Fairbanks, Alaska] (1021 Kodiak St., Fairbanks 99701) : S.G. Lowery, 1980. Description: 81, 9 p., [8] leaves of plates : ill., maps, ports. ; 30 cm. Notes: Includes index. Bibliography: p. 4 (1st group)
The Frontier in Alaska and the Matanuska Colony by Orlando W. Miller, (Yale University Press, 1975)
Their Fathers' Work: Casting Nets with the World's Fishermen McCloskey, William. (McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing), 370 pp., revised edition, paper, ISBN 007135820X; Collection of essays, exploring the challenges that face commercial fishermen in various parts of the globe, including Alaska.
Then and now: changes since the Exxon Valdez oil spill Ginsburg, Patty. / Anchorage: Regional Citizens' Advisory Council, [1993]. 24p. RCAC, an independent non-profit organization formed after the Exxon Valdez oil spill to promote environmentally safe operation of the crude oil terminal in Valdez and the tankers it serves, relates the changes implemented and the gaps that still remain in reducing risks of major oil spills. wln94-235081.
They Don't Speak Russian in Sitka: A New Look at the History of Southern Alaska by David Wharton
This is Coffee Point: Go Ahead: a Mother's Story of Fishing & Survival at Alaska's Bristol Bay Williams, Wilma. (Anchorage, AK: Alaska Press, 1995), 168 p., paper, ISBN1886921032, P.O. Box 90565, Anchorage, AK 99509-0565.Memories of an Alaskan woman and her seven children in the 1960s and 1970s. wln96-097423.
Thousand Blunders: The Grand Trunk Pacific Railway and Northern British Columbia Leonard, Frank.(Vancouver: UBC Press, 1996), 344 p., cloth, ISBN0774805323 (University of British Columbia, 6344 Memorial Road, Vancouver, BC V6T lZ2). LC96-132748. Story of "one of the greatest failures in Canadian entrepreneurial history," with particular emphasis on the communities of Prince Rupert, Hazelton, and Prince George; based on the author's 1988 dissertation.
Thousand-Mile War: World War II in Alaska and the Aleutians Garfield, Brian. / foreword by Terrence Cole (Fairbanks: University of Alaska Press, 1995, c1969), 456 p., ISBN 091200682X, (cloth), ISBN 0912006838, P.O. Box 756240, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK 99775-6240. Revised and expanded classic: narrative history of the Aleutian campaign that was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in History in 1969; includes new chapters and bibliographic citations. LC 95-39358.
Three Northern Wartime Projects edited by Bob Hesketh (Edmonton: Canadian Circumpolar Institute: Edmonton and District Historical Society, c1996), 249 p., ISBN 1896445004 (CCI, University of Alberta, Third Floor, 8820-112th St., Edmonton, AL, CANADA T6G 2E2). cn96-910185. Papers from the Alaska Highway 50th Anniversary Commemorative Symposium, held in June 1992 in Edmonton; WWII: Canol Project, Alaska Highway, NW Staging Route.
Through Yup'ik Eyes: an Adopted Son Explores the Landscape of Family Chisholm, Colin. (Portland: Alaska Northwest Books, 2000), 304 pp., cloth, ISBN 0882405330, Graphic Arts Center Publishing Company, P.O. Box 10306, Portland, OR 97296-0306. Journey of discovery about his heritage takes author to distant places from his home in California, including Kotlik, Alaska, as he explores his mother's origins.
To the American Coast: The Voyages and Explorations of M. S. Gvozdev, the Discoverer of Northwestern America Divin, V. A. , (K beregam Ameriki: plavaniia i issledovaniia M.S. Gvozdeva, pervo otkryvatelia Severo-Zapadnoi Ameriki) translated by Anatoli Perminov and edited by J. L. Smith (Anchorage: White Stone Press, 1997), 138 pp., cloth, ISBN 0962672718, 3600 East 67th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99507. LC97-061615. A translation of the 1956 Moscow edition, this book recounts the Russian discovery of Alaska in 1732 by Mikhail S. Gvozdev.
To the Pole: the Diary and Notebook of Richard E. Byrd, 1925-1927 Byrd, Richard E., edited by Raimund E. Goerler (Columbus, Ohio: Ohio State University Press, 1998), 161 pp., cloth, ISBN0814208002, 1070 Carmack Road, Columbus, Ohio 43210, 800 437-4439. Did Byrd really fly over the North Pole first? The editor, OSU archivist, discovered these in 1996 while cataloging Byrd's papers. But they seem to only muddy the waters even more rather than clarifying the controversy.
To the Top of Denali: Climbing Adventures on North America's Highest Peak Sherwonit, Bill. (Anchorage: Alaska Northwest Books, c. 1990, 2000), 368 pp., ISBN 0882405322, Graphic Arts Center Publishing Company, P.O. Box 10306, Portland, OR 97296-0306. Tenth anniversary edition of classic anthology of McKinley stories.
Tongass: Alaska's vanishing rain forest Ketchum, Robert Glenn. / New York, NY: Aperture Foundation, 1994. 112p. Revised and expanded edition with new preface by Steve Kallick. Documents the struggle to save the Tongass. Beautiful color photos. Includes bibliographical references. ISBN0893816000. LC94-72301.
Tongass: Pulp Politics and the Fight for the Alaska Rain Forest Durbin, Kathie. (Corvallis: Oregon State University Press, c1999), 328 pp., paper, ISBN 087071466X , 101 Waldo Hall, Corvallis, OR 97331-6407. Environmental advocate's account of the history of two pulp mills in Southeast Alaska that harvested low-cost timber from the Tongass National Forest from their establishment after World War II to the present and the ecological, political, and social consequences of their rise and fall.
Tordrillo: Pioneer Climbs and Flights in the Tordrillo Mountains of Alaska, 1957-1997 Wilson, Rodman.(Anchorage: Todd Communications, 1999) 220 pp., cloth, ISBN: 1578330939, available from Cook Inlet Book Company, 415 West Fifth Avenue, Anchorage AK 99501. A compendium of tales of exploration, pioneer flights and climbs and of the people who made them--splashed liberally with pictures. A reference or source book for anyone who becomes intrigued with this little-known, yet not remote, domain of rock and ice, located across Cook Inlet from Anchorage.
Tracks and landfalls of Bering and Chirikof on the northwest coast of America Davidson, George. / Fairfield, Washington: Ye Galleon Press, 1994. 44 p. Reprint of 1901 publication which attempts to identity the landfalls of Bering and Chirikof in the 18th century. ISBN0877705275. LC94-2736.
Tracks of the Unseen: Meditations on Alaska Wildlife, Landscape, and Photography Jans, Nick. (Golden, Colo.: Fulcrum, c2000), 164 pp., cloth, plus postage, ISBN 1555914489, 16100 Table Mountain Parkway, Suite 300, Golden, CO 80403. Essays on wilderness and man's presence in Alaska by an award-winning author.
Trade and Commerce in Alaska's Past: Papers Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Alaska Historical Society, Kodiak, Alaska, November 3-5,1994 (Anchorage: Alaska Historical Society, 1994), 66 p., ISBN 0940521032, comb-bound, P.O. Box 100299, Anchorage, AK 99510-0299. Five papers presented at the conference. wln96-155345.
Trading Beyond the Mountains: The British Fur Trade on the Pacific, 1793-1843 Mackie, Richard S. (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 1997), 420 pp., cloth, ISBN 0774805595, 6344 Memorial Road, Vancouver, BC V6T lZ2. LC97-144799. History of fur trade in British Columbia and rest of Northwest Coast.
Trail of a Sourdough: Life in Alaska by May Kellogg Sullivan, Gorham Press, Boston. Book now online.
Trail to the Klondike McCune, Don. (Pullman, WA: Washington State University Press, 1997), 114 pp., cloth, ISBN0874221439 or paper, ISBN0874221447, PO Box 645910, Pullman, WA 99164-5910. LC97-735. In late 1960s, author and his television crew retraced the stampeders trail to commemorate the Yukon Gold Rush of 1897-98; includes over 120 historical illustrations by gold rush stampeder/photographer Eric Hegg.
Trailing and Camping in Alaska Powell, Addison. (Valdez: Prince William Sound Books, 1997), 240 pp., paper, ISBN 1-87900-06-0, P.O. Box 1313, Valdez, AK 99686. Wln97-343644. Reprint of a 1909 classic by an Army surveyor in the Valdez and Copper River area, with new preface by Jim and Nancy Lethcoe.
Transforming the Culture of Schools: Yupik Eskimo Examples Lipka, Jerry. (Mahwah, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1998), 246 pp., cloth, ISBN0805828206, or paperback, ISBN0805828214, 10 Industrial Avenue, Mahwah, NJ 07430. Addresses issues of equity and school transformation, and shows how one indigenous minority teachers' group transformed schooling in their community.
Transition from Shamanism to Russian Orthodoxy in Alaska Mousalimas, S. A. (Providence, RI: Berghahn Books, 1994), 272 p., ISBN 1571810064, cloth, 165 Taber Avenue, Providence, RI 02906. Examines "the early contacts with Russians in this region and the social changes that occurred through the interplay of continuity and transformation." LC 94-036777.
Transmission Difficulties Maud, Ralph. (Burnaby, BC: Talonbooks, 2000), 174 pp., paper, ISBN 0889224307, #104, 3100 Production Way, Burnaby, BC, Canada V5A 4R4, distributed in US by General Distribution Services Inc., 4500 Witmer Industrial Estates, Niagara Fall, NY, 14305-1386. Study of Franz Boas's translations of the stories he gathered from the Tsimshian Henry Tate.
Traveller's Guide to Northern British Columbia

Coates, Ken, and Carin Holroyd. (Prince George, B.C.: Caitlin Press, 1995), 285 p., ISBN 0920576567, Harbour Publishing P.O. Box 219, Madeira Park, B.C., Canada, VON2HO. Guidebook by noted historian. LC 95-232984.

Travels Among the Dena: Exploring Alaska's Yukon Valley De Laguna, Frederica. (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2000), 369 pp., cloth, ISBN 029597902X, P.O. Box 50096, Seattle, WA 98145-5094. Archeological reconnaissance of the middle and lower Yukon River in 1935, illustrated with photos and maps and integrated with reports of earlier explorers.
Trip to Alaska: A Narrative of what was seen and heard during a summer cruise in Alaska Waters by George Wardman, 1884. Now online!
Triumph over turbulence Magoffin, Jim. / Anchorage, AK: s.n., 1993. 64p. Biography of a contemporary bush pilot and founder of Interior Airway. Magoffin's look focuses especially on the era of Alaskan aviation in the oil boom period. Includes index. ISBN0963780603. wln94-23127.
Troll King: Glimpses of a Unique Southeast Alaska Lifestyle Sabella, John. (Seattle, WA: John Sabella & Associates, 1997), 143 pp., paper, ISBN0925720190, po Box 17392, Seattle, WA 98107. wln97128434. Profiles Keane Gau who stalked salmon with hook and line in the wilds of Southeast Alaska.
True North: The Yukon and Northwest Territories Morrison, William R. (Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1998), 202 pp., paper, order from Mac's Fireweed Books, 203 Main Street, Whitehorse, YT Y1A 2B2. Part of the "Illustrated History of Canada" series, written by a history professor from the University of Northern British Columbia.
Tsimshian Culture: A Light Through the Ages Miller, Jay. (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1997), 202 pp., cloth, ISBN 080323192X. LC96-035895, 312 N. Lincoln Street, Lincoln, NE 68588-0484. Explores the intricacies of the Tsimshian culture with special emphasis, because of personal experience, on the Southern Tsimshian.
Tsunamis affecting Alaska, 1737-1996 Lander, James F. (Boulder, Colo.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service, National Geophysical Data Center, 1996), 195 p., paper, (325 Broadway, E/GC4, Dept. 988, Boulder, CO 80303-3328). wln97126645. Catalog of known tsunamis in historic time, including extensive background, sources, charts, dates plus explanation of plate tectonics and the complexity of studying tsunamis in Alaska.
Ttheek'adn Ut'iin Yaaniida' Qonign' = Old-time stories of the Scottie Creek people: stories told in Upper Tanana Athabaskan Tyone, Mary. transcribed and edited by James Kari. (Fairbanks: Alaska Native Language Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 1996), 87 p., paper, ISBN1555000592 (PO Box757680, Fairbanks, AK 99775-7680). wln96-269397. Oral history and folklore of the Scottie Creek Athapaskans in the original language with English translation.
Tu Zil Man: Fish Lake: uncovering the past Gotthardt, Ruth Magrit, and Greg Hare. / Whitehorse, Y.T.: Kwanlin Dun First Nation, 1994. 36p. Yukon Heritage Branch Archaeologists document the history of Fish Lake, just 15 kilometers from Whitehorse. wln94-283418.
Two Women in the Klondike: The Story of a Journey to the Gold-Fields of Alaska by Mary E. Hitchcock, New York, G.P. Putnam Sons
Two Years in the Klondike and Alaskan Gold-Fields, 1896-1898: Thrilling Narrative of Life in the Gold Mines and Camps Haskell, William B. (Fairbanks: University of Alaska Press, 1998), 578 pp., cloth, ISBN1889963011, or paperback, ISBN1889963003 (Classic reprint series, no. 5), University of Alaska Press, P.O. Box 756240, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK 99775-6240. Back in print after 100 years, this major autobiographical work of an eyewitness account of the Klondike stampede is now accompanied by a new preface by the series editor, Terrence Cole.
Ublasaun = First Light: Inupiaq hunters and herders in the Early Twentieth Century, Northern Seward Peninsula, Alaska prepared by the Alaska System Support Office, U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Alaska Field Area, Shared Beringian Heritage Program / Anchorage: National Park Service, Alaska System Support Office, Shared Beringian Heritage Program, 1996 / 143 p. paper, ISBN094155502X. wln97181510. Archaeological site between Shishmaref and Cape Espenberg is focal point of a long-term, integrated study of the human ecology, ethnohistory, ethnoarchaeology, and historic architecture of early twentieth century Inupiaq reindeer herders.
Umbrella guide to Alaska's wilderness highway; traveling the Dalton Road Jensen, Michael Vern. / Seattle, Washington: Umbrella Books, 1994. 114p. History, planning tips and description of geology, climate, flora and fauna found along this 415 mile highway which extends to the Arctic Ocean. ISBN094-5397283pbk. LC 94-94292.
Umiak: An Illustrated Guide Snaith, Skip. (Eastsound, WA: Walrose & Hyde, 1997), 185 pp., paper, ISBN 0965872599, order from Cook Inlet Book Company, 415 West Fifth Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501. LC97-090473. Introduction to umiaks-Arctic open-skin boats--and umiak design and building, with illustrations for each step in the process.
Under Polaris: An Arctic Quest Washburn, Tahoe Talbot. (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1999) 247 pp., cloth, ISBN 0295977612, P.O. Box 50096, Seattle WA 98145-5096. First visiting the Arctic in 1938 with her graduate student husband, the author kept journals of their adventures over the next three years, writing in tents and snow houses, at missions and Hudson's Bay Company posts.
Under the Arctic Sun: The Life and Times of Frank and Ada Degnan Degnan, Frances Ann. (Unalakleet: Cottonwood Bark, 1999), 365 pp., paper, ISBN 0966965000, P.O. Box 33, Unalakleet AK 99684-0033. Memories, interviews and photographs of the Unalakleet area.
Understanding Northwest Coast Art: a Guide to Crests, Beings, and Symbols Shearar, Cheryl. (Vancouver, B.C. Seattle: Douglas & McIntyre ; University of Washington Press, c2000), 143 pp., paper, ISBN 0295979739, P.O. Box 50096, Seattle, WA 98145-5096. Dictionary-style with illustrations, guide to identifying and understanding the symbols, crests, and beings depicted in Northwest Coast Native American works of art such as totem poles, masks, and prints.
Unga Island Girl Pels, Jacquelin Ruth Benson.(Walnut Creek: Hardscratch Press, 1996), 312 p., paper, ISBN0962542970, (2358 Banbury Place, Walnut Creek, CA 94598). "A daughter's adaptation of letters, photographs, and research into her mother's life."
United States. National Archives and Record Administration. Alaska Region. Guide to the Holdings of the National Archives: Alaska Region (Anchorage, AK: National Archives - Alaska Region, 1996), 124 p., paper, (654 West 3rd Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501). wln96-268445. Draft guide to records that have been formally accessioned into the legal custody of the Archives and are, with a few exceptions, open to all researchers. Each entry describes the agency that produced the records and the Alaska activities that created the records, the scope of the records, the finding aids available, and related records and microfilm. Includes an index to Alaskan villages that have substantial information found in the record groups. A final publication is due out in early 1998.
Unto the Northernmost Part of the World; Taking God's Word to Alaska Schwanke, Wilton. (Milwaukie, OR: The Author, 1994), 252 p., paper, 12109 S.E. Beckman, Milwaukie, OR 97229. Memories of a Moravian missionary who served for 25 years in Southwest Alaska. wln95-205141.
USS Saginaw in Alaska Waters, 1867-1868 DeArmond, Robert N. (Kingston, Ont. ; Fairbanks: Limestone Press: University of Alaska Press [distributor], 1997), 145 pp., cloth, ISBN1895901103 (Alaska history no. 46), P.O. Box 756240, Fairbanks, AK 99775-6240. The first U.S. warship built on the Pacific coast sails the inner waterways of Southeast Alaska to explore and survey, but ends up taking punitive actions against several Tlingit settlements.
Vagabond of Verse: Robert Service, a Biography Mackay, James Alexander. (North Pomfret, VT: Trafalgar Square, 1996), 432 p., cloth, ISBN 1851587047; paper, ISBN 1851588493, plus postage, (PO Box 257, North Pomfret, VT 05053). wln96-34406. Chronicle of the bard's life.
Valdez Gold Rush Trails of 1898-1899 Lethcoe, Jim and Nancy. (Valdez, Alaska: Prince William Sound Books, c1996.), 136 p., paper, ISBN 1877900052 (Box 1313, Valdez, AK 99686). wln96242104. Maps, excerpts from journals, and historic photos combine to tell a fascinating story of this route to the gold fields. An appendix lists the names gleaned from many sources of over 1000 of the 3000 stampeders.
Valdez: A Brief Oral History LaChance, Karen. (Valdez: Prince William Sound Community College, 1995), 106 p., paper, ISBN 0964766205, P.O. Box 97, Valdez, AK 99686. "A collection of remembrances and anecdotes gleaned from many of Valdez's most prominent early citizens." wln95-189786.
Valley of Promises (The Matanuska Series #1) by Bonnie Leon
Village Journey: The Report of the Alaska Native Review Commission Berger, Thomas R. (New York: Hill & Wang, 1995), 201 p., paper, ISBN 080901579X, 19 Union Square West, New York, NY 10003. Reprint of the 1985 edition with a new six-page preface by the author. LC 94049572.
Voyage in a Dory: From Sitka to Tacoma by Oars, Sail and Tow Rope DeArmond, Robert N. (Sitka: Arrowhead Press, 1999) 88 pp., paper, ISBN 1929292007, available from Hearthside Books, 8745 Glacier Hwy, Juneau AK 99801, 1-800-478-1000. The Southeast Alaska historian describes his 1931 adventure.
Walk Softly With Me: Adventures of a Woman Big-Game Guide in Alaska McLeod-Everette, Sharon. (Fairbanks: Vanessapress, 1998), 174 pp., paperback, ISBN0940055503, P.O. Box 82761, Fairbanks, AK 99708. The author relates her life-long experiences with the outdoors and big-game hunting in Alaska.

Walking my Dog, Jane: From Valdez to Prudhoe Bay along the Trans-Alaska Pipeline

Rozell, Ned. (Pittsburgh: Duquesne University Press, 2000), 342 pp., cloth, ISBN 082073141, 600 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15282. With his chocolate lab, Jane, the author walks the length of the pipeline, describing the wildlife, scenery and people along the way.
War Comes to Alaska: the Dutch Harbor Attack, June 3-4, 1942 Rourke, Norman E. (Shippensburg, PA: Burd Street Press, 1997), 166 pp., paper, ISBN1572490284, available from White Mane Publishing Co., Inc., PO Box 152, Shippensburg, PA 17257. LC96-053353. Story of the battle on North American soil, from the American and Japanese points of view.
War, Wings, and a Western Youth, 1925-1945 Hinckley, Ted C. (Raleigh, NC: Pentland Press, 1996), 165 p., cloth, ISBN1571970096 (5124 Bur Oak Circle, Raleigh, NC 27619). LC95-071348. Autobiography by an historian and university professor whose focus was late nineteenth and early twentieth century Alaskan history.
Warplanes to Alaska Smith, Blake W. (Blaine, WA: Hancock House, 1998), 256 pp., cloth, order from Cook Inlet Book Company, 415 West Fifth Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501. Unofficial WWII history of a wilderness airway from Montana to Nome that linked remote communities and brought fortune seekers and entrepreneurs to the Yukon and Alaska, illustrated with historical photographs.
Way it Was in our Changing Alaska; an Alaskan Master Guide's Years of Hunting on the Pack Ice for the Great White Bear-and Hunts for Grizzly and Brown Bears and all Alaska Big Game Conkle, LeNora. Hunting: (Anchorage, AK:Publications Consultants, 1997), 216 pp., cloth, ISBN188812508X, PO Box 221974, Anchorage, AK 99522-1974. LC96-070834. Big Game hunting in the 1950s,'60s, and '70s in Alaska.
Way out Here: Modern Life in Ice-Age Alaska Leo, Richard. (Seattle: Sasquatch Books, 1996), 191 p., paper, ISBN1570610614 (615 Second Ave., Seattle, WA 98104). LC96-004292. Essays reflect author's life and his relation to neighbors and the land on a remote homestead in the Susitna Valley.
Way Winter Comes: Alaska Stories Simpson, Sherry. (Seattle: Sasquatch Books, 1998), 164 pp., cloth, ISBN1570611467, 615 Second Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104. The Chinook Literary Award winner's essays relate true stories of her life in the great northern place with compelling clarity.
We Gratefully Come, Remembering, Rejoicing Lowder, Norma. (Houston: The Author, 1998), 54 pp., comb-bound, 7480 Beachnut, #127, Houston, TX 77074. Illustrated history of the Jesse Lee Home at Unalaska, written on the occasion of placing a commemorative marker at the site of the orphanage and school.
We Shall Be Remembered by Atwood, Evangeline, (Anchorage: The Alaska Methodist University, 1966)
West Coast Christmas: Celebrating the Season on the Edge of the Pacific Tempelman-Kluit, Anne. (Vancouver, B.C.: Whitecap Books, 1999) 143 pp., cloth, ISBN 1551109565, available from Hearthside Books, 8745 Glacier Hwy, Juneau AK 99801, 1-800-478-1000. Journal entries, articles, recipes, and archival photographs provide a nostalgic look at holiday celebrations in the second half of the 19th century in Washington, Oregon, British Columbia, and Alaska.
Whales, Ice and Men Bockstoce, John. (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1995), 400 p., paper, ISBN 0295974478, P.O. Box 50096, Seattle, WA 98145-5096. "Reprint with corrections" of this classic illustrated account of Yankee whaling in the western Arctic. wln96-037177
What … No Landing Field?: Adventures of an Alaska Seaplane Pilot Ellis, Robert E. (Bob) and Margaret R. (Peg) Ellis., edited by Elizabeth Richardson (Ward Cove: E.S. Richardson, 1998), 167 pp., paperback, ISBN0966039610, E.S. Richardson, P.O. Box 662, Ward Cove, AK 99928. This reissue of the original 1969 edition tells the story of a pioneer Alaska aviator and founder of Ellis Air Lines and life in the Alaska Territory.
When Our Words Return: Writing, Hearing, and Remembering Oral Traditions of Alaska and the Yukon Morrow, Phyllis, and William Schneider, editor. (Logan: Utah State University Press, 1995), 244 p., ISBN 0874211956, Logan, UT 84322-7800. Oral traditions and folklore analysed and edited by oral historians and anthropologists fromUniversity of Alaska Fairbanks. LC 95-032445.
When the Geese Come: the Journals of a Moravian Missionary Ella Mae Ervin Romig 1898-1905, Southwest Alaska Romig, Ella Mae Ervin. / edited with an introduction by Phyllis Demuth Movius (Fairbanks: University of Alaska Press, 1997), 254 pp., paper, ISBN0912006897, PO Box 756240, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK 99702. LC96-51588. "Her candid observations of a time long gone reveal a growing affection and understanding for the wild country where they lived and labored, and for the Yup'ik people with whom they worked."
When the Wind Was a River: Aleut Evacuation in World War II Kohlhoff, Dean. (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1995), 248 p., ISBN 0295974036, cloth, P.O. Box 50096, Seattle, WA 98145-5096. Relates the tragic story of the Aleuts who were relocated to camps in Southeast Alaska, a completely different environment, and left to cope with these changes, and of their return to their villages to find the devastation there. LC 95-017676.
Where can I buy one of these?: a History of Ketchikan, Alaska’s Business Community by Patricia Roppel, Published/Created: Wrangell, Alas. : Farwest Research, c1999. Description: 60 p. : ill. ; 28 cm. Notes: Includes index.
Where the Echo Began and Other Oral Traditions from Southwestern Alaska Himmelheber, Hans. , translated by Kurt and Ester Vitt, edited by Ann Fienup-Riordan (Fairbanks: University of Alaska Press, 2000), 224 pp., cloth, ISBN 188963038, University of Alaska Fairbanks, P.O. Box 756420, Fairbanks, AK 99775-6240. Based on fieldwork done in 1936-37 and originally published in German, this new compilation of ethnographic information includes legends, details of traditional activities, and marvelous candid photographs.
Where to Prospect for Gold in Alaska without Getting Shot! Wendt, Ron. (Wasilla, AK: Goldstream Publications, 1996), 64 p., paper, ISBN188657412X (PO Box 870624, Wasilla, AK 99687). wln97-075653. "Comprehensive guide on where recreational gold prospectors can look for gold around Alaska with no hassle."
White Foam Flew: Perils in the Gulf of Alaska, 1947 to 1962 Scott, Anne Theberge. (Tacoma: Quiveir Press, 1998), 144 pp., paper, ISBN0966124707, 702 Court A, Tacoma, WA 98402. A 97-year-old woman remembers her years of crewing on her son's fishing boat.
White Pass and Yukon Route Railway Wilson, Graham. (Portland: Graphic Arts Center Publishing, 1998), 112 pp., paper, ISBN0968195520, P. O. Box 10306, Portland, OR 97210. An album of 125 historic black and white photographs.
Who Lived in this House?: A Study of Koyukuk Semisubterranean Houses Clark, A. McFadyen. , Mercury Series, (Ottawa: Canadian Museum of Civilization, 1996), 282p., paper, ISBN0660159589, (distributed by University of Washington Press, PO Box 50096, Seattle, WA 98145-5096). Study of a house style shared by Inupiat Eskimos and Koyukon Athabaskan Indians in the northwestern interior of Alaska.
Wild Alaska: The Complete Guide to Parks, Preserves, Wildlife Refuges, and Other Public Lands Simmerman, Nancy Lange., 2nd edition (Seattle: The Mountaineers, 1999) 348 pp., paper, ISBN 0898865832, 1001 S.W. Klickitat Way, Suite 201, Seattle WA 98134. An updated edition of the nearly 20-year-old Alaska's Parklands. The editor, Tricia Brown, includes a reorganization of state and federal parklands into regional sections, updates on acreage and access, changes in status, and adds more information on activities, flora, and fauna.
Wild Times in Wild Places Adventures on Alaska's Frontier Freedman, Lewis. (Anchorage, AK: Glacier Press, 1996), paper, 192 p., (Available from Borders Books, 1100 East Dimond Blvd., Anchorage, AK 99515-2010). wln96-283355. Contemporary adventures of mountain climbing, mushing and braving the great outdoors of Alaska.
Wilderness of the North Pacific Coast Islands A hunter's experiences while searching for wapiti, bears and caribou on the larger coast islands of British Columbia and Alaska, by Charles Sheldon, New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1912. Book now online.
Wilderness: A Journal of Quiet Adventure in Alaska Kent, Rockwell. (Hanover, NH: University Press of New England, 1996), 204 p., paper, ISBN 0819552933, (23 South Main Street, Hanover, NH 03755-2048). Journal of the famed artist who, with his son, spent seven months on an island near Seward in 1918. This is a reprint of the 1920 text with a new introduction by Seward resident Doug Capra.
Will the Time Ever Come?: a Tlingit Source Book Hope, Andrew, III, and Thomas R. Thornton, editors. / (Fairbanks: Alaska Native Knowledge Network, Center for Cross-Cultural Studies, University of Alaska Fairbanks, c2000), 159 pp., paper, ISBN 1877962341. Source book on Tlingit culture, a result of the 1993 meeting in Haines that brought together representatives from the Tlingit tribes and clans from Alaska and Canada to exchange and collaborate on future initiatives.
Winning the West for Christ: Sheldon Jackson and Presbyterianism on the Rocky Mountain Frontier, 1869-1880 Bender, Norman J. (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1996), 265 pp., cloth, ISBN 0-8263-1670-0, 1720 Lomas Avenue, NE, Albuquerque, NM 87131-1591. LC96-004421. The early career of Alaska's most famous Protestant missionary, up to the time when he started his Alaska mission work.
Winterdance: the fine madness of running the Iditarod Paulsen, Gary. New York: Harcourt Brace, 1994. 256 p. Splendidly written account of grueling race (1180 miles from Anchorage to Nome) which the author ran in 1983 and 1985. ISBN0151262276. LC93-42096.
Wit and wisdom of Wally Hickel Hickel, Walter J. / compiled and edited by Malcolm B. Roberts / Anchorage: Searchers Press, 1994. 239p. Former Governor's short takes reveal his wide range of interests, ideas, and opinions. ISBN0964431602. LC94-93929.
Women and minorities in Alaskan aviation Dorden, Mary Lou, and Deborah Nicholson, edited by Anne Kessler and Naomi Stockdale. / Juneau, AK: Alaska Department of Education (Equity Project, 801 W. 10th St., Ste. 200, Juneau, AK 99801), 1994. 69p. This curriculum guide covers early aviation, careers in aviation, and aviation safety. Each section includes a biography of a woman and a minority person in that field and provides curriculum activities. wln94-304149.
Women of Alaska: a Compilation of Interviews, Vol. III and Vol. IV as conducted by the Athena Project with Mr. James G. Stoops sixth grade gifted class (Anchorage: Anchorage School District, 1996-1998), 2 vols.(123 pp., 97 pp.), O'Malley Elementary School, 11100 Rockridge Drive 99516-1884. Continuing this series, these present transcripts of taped interviews with women of achievement who have visited the school.
Women of the Klondike

Backhouse, Frances. (Vancouver: Whitecap Books,1995), 212 p., paper, ISBN 1551103753, 351 Lynn Avenue, North Vancouver, B.C. V7J 2C4. Account of women who joined the gold rush to the Klondike at the turn of the century. wln95-214022.

Words in the Wilderness: Critical Literacy in the Borderlands Brown, Stephen Gilbert. (Albany: State University of New York Press, 2000), 229 pp., paper, ISBN 0791444058, or cloth, ISBN 0791444058, order from Cook Inlet Book Company. Study of literacy; blends vivid personal accounts and theoretical analysis in this account of teacher's experience teaching to Athabascan Indians in Alaska.
Working the North: labor and the northwest defense projects Morrison, William R. / Fairbanks, AK: University of Alaska Press, 1994. 270p. Anecdotal tales and documents reflecting workers' lives in the North. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN0912006722hdb, ISBN0912006730pbk. LC94-68464
World Apart: My Life Among the Eskimos of Alaska Corbin, Wilford. (Homer: Wizard Works, 2000), 274 pp., paper, ISBN 1890692034, P.O. Box 1125, Homer, AK 99603. A young North Carolina couple comes north to teach in Wales and Scammon Bay during the 1950s.
World Heritage Wilderness: From the Wrangells to Glacier Bay Matz, George. Volume 26, Number 2 of Alaska Geographic (Anchorage: Alaska Geographic Society, 1999) 112 pp., paper, ISBN 1566610451, P.O. Box 93370, Anchorage AK 99509-3370. Geography and history of the mountain wilderness which straddles the Alaska-Yukon boundary.
World in peril: the origin, mission and scientific finds of the 46th/72nd Reconnaissance Squadron White, Ken Wayne. / Elkhart, IN: the Author (POB 1446, Elkhart, IN 46515), 1992. Includes some Alaska operations, Project Nanook and B-29 maneuvers in 1940s and 1950s. ISBN1883218101. wln95-52813.
World War II in Alaska Rennick, Penny, editor. , Volume 22, No. 4, Alaska Geographic (Anchorage: Alaska Geographic Society, 1995), 96 p., paper,P.O. Box 93370, Anchorage, AK 99509. wln96-090999.
World War II in Alaska: A Resource Guide for Teachers and Students Clemens, Janet and Chris Allan. (Anchorage: Alaska Support Office, National Park Service, 1999) 14 pp., comb-bound, 2525 Gambell Street, Room 107, Anchorage AK 99503. Selected bibliographies on twelve different themes form the core of this booklet; Alaskan libraries and museums with WWII materials are also listed, as are selected internet sites.
World-Famous Alaska Highway: a Guide to the Alcan and Other Wilderness Roads of the North Brown, Tricia. (Golden: Fulcrum Pub., c2000), 287 pp., paper, ISBN 1555914462. Traveler's guide for driving the Alcan and other Alaska highways, noting historic sites, attractions, recreation, and automotive concerns.
Worthy of Riches
(The Matanuska Series #2) by Bonnie Leon
Yakutat Fish Train: An Historic Overview of the Yakutat and Southern Railroad Located in Yakutat, Alaska

Gillette, Gary H. ([Juneau?]: Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, Southeast Region, 1998), 19 pp., paper, 6860 Glacier Highway, Juneau, AK 99801-7999. Illustrated account of a ten-mile rail line which operated from 1903-1969, hauling raw fish to a cannery.

Yukon Alone: the World's Toughest Adventure Race Balzar, John. (New York: Henry Holt, 2000), 304 pp., cloth, ISBN 0805059490. "An inside look at the world's most grueling contest follows participants in the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race on a 1,023-mile race across frozen rivers, icy mountain passes, and state-sized tracts of uninhabited land to complete the course."
Yukon Fact Book: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Yukon Zuehlke, Mark. (Vancouver, B.C.: Whitecap Books, 1998), 220 pp., paperback, ISBN1551107163, 351 Lynn Avenue, North Vancouver, BC V7J 2C4. Essential factual information for residents and visitors reflecting the territory's unique heritage, from agriculture to woolly mammoth.
Yukon Presbyterian: An Unauthorized Biography (100 Years of Presbyterian Work in the Northern Parts of Alaska) O'Connell, Rev. Ms. Dianne., (Anchorage: Yukon Presbytery, 1999), 342 pp., spiral-bound, 616 West Tenth Avenue, Anchorage AK 99501. An illustrated denominational history covering mission work, churches, people and issues in four regions of the state: northwest arctic, arctic, interior, and south-central.
Yukon Quest: The 1000-Mile Dog Sled Race Through the Yukon and Alaska Firth, John. (Whitehorse, Yukon: Lost Moose, the Yukon Publishers, 1998) 277 pp., paper, ISBN 1896758037, 58 Kluane Crescent, Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada Y1A 3G7. This insider's view of the legendary race between Fairbanks and Whitehorse includes anecdotes from all the races (1984-1997) plus all results and rules.
Yukon River Guide: a Journey Through Time: From Dawson City to Circle Dick, Gerri and Dean Littlepage. (Anchorage: Alaska Natural History Association, 1998), 63 pp., paperback, ISBN0930931211, 401 West First Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501. Describes the upper river and its land, the geography and natural history, checklists of gear and of birds, plus 20 maps to follow the route.
Yukon River in Alaska's History: Papers Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Alaska Historical Society, Fairbanks, Alaska, October 7-9, 1993 (Anchorage: Alaska Historical Society, 1995), 230 p., ISBN 0940521024, comb-bound,P.O. Box 100299, Anchorage, AK 99510-0299. Nineteen papers presented at the conference. wln94-228328.
Yukon Riverboat Days Yardley, Joyce. (Blaine, WA: Hancock House Publishers, 1996), 192 p., paper,ISBN0888393865 (PO Box 959, Blaine, WA 98231-0959). LC97-113868. Memories of paddlewheel steamboats on the Yukon River.
Yup'ik Dialect Atlas and Study (Fairbanks: Alaska Native Language Center, 1998 Jacobson, Steven A., 224 pp., paperback, ISBN1555000665, Alaska Native Language Center, University of Alaska, P.O. Box 757680, Fairbanks, AK 99775-7680. Chiefly black and white maps, though some in color, depict the distribution of word choices by village when a given item has two or more Yup'ik equivalents.

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