We Live in the Arctic

We Live in the Arctic, by Constance Helmericks In June 1944, Constance Helmericks and her husband, Bud Helmericks, commenced a twenty-six-month trek across northern Alaska. Equipped only with rifles, fishnet, and a few supplies, the young couple paddled their homemade canoe downriver onto the Yukon River. Reaching the Koyukuk drainage, they turned north and pulled…

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Our Summer with the Eskimos, by Constance Helmericks

Our Summer with the Eskimos, by Constance Helmericks In the fall of 1944, Constance and Harmon “Bud” Helmericks built a cabin and overwintered in Alaska’s remote Brooks Range. With spring melt, they resumed their odyssey north, intent on crossing the Continental Divide to explore the arctic barrens beyond. Our Summer with the Eskimos, Connie’s third…

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Our Alaskan Winter, by Constance Helmericks

Our Alaskan Winter, by Constance Helmericks Our Alaskan Winter completes Constance Helmericks’s bestselling trilogy about the 26-month trek she and her husband, Bud Helmericks, made across the top of northern Alaska.  In 1945 the poorly-clad couple are afoot on the Arctic coast as winter descends. They have survived a year on foot alone in the…

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Sitting at Their Feet, by Matt Gilbert

Sitting at Their Feet, by Matt Gilbert A Gwich’in Athabascan man’s coming-of-age story in the mountains of northern Alaska, during his people’s shift into the modern world. Starting with his childhood, where he sits at the feet of the last traditional Elders tribe tell old stories. They raise and inspire him, as he enters his…

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Surviving the Island of Grace, by Leslie Leyland Fields

Surviving the Island of Grace, by Leslie Leyland Fields Surviving the Island of Grace is a beautiful and haunting memoir of a woman who left the East Coast and moved to Alaska looking for a new life. In brilliant prose, Leslie Leyland Fields tells her story of adapting to life on a wilderness island without…

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We Live in Alaska, by Constance Helmericks

We Live in Alaska, by Constance Helmericks Originally published in 1944, We Live in Alaska is the first book by acclaimed author, Constance Helmericks. At twenty-four, Connie and her young husband, Harmon “Bud” Helmericks, set off from Fairbanks, Alaska in a homemade canoe. Paddling down the Tanana and into the great Yukon River, they leave…

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