Ten Feet Tall and Bulletproof, Alaska Natives, by Judy Ferguson

Ten Feet Tall and Bulletproof, Alaska Natives: Blazing the Iditarod Trail, by Judy Ferguson and the Yukon-Koyukuk School District Ten Feet Tall and Bulletproof is a story of classic Alaska, in the village where the Iditarod began. It features the courageous mushers who broke trail when the Great Race was only a rough trapline experience.…

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A Native Lad: Benny Benson Tells Alaska’s Story, by Sarah Hurst

A Native Lad: Benny Benson Tells Alaska’s Story, by Sarah Hurst A Native Lad: Benny Benson Tells Alaska’s Story is based on the script of a play by Sarah Hurst, first performed at Tatitlek Community School in January 2010. The story consists of 16 scenes marking major events in Alaska history, narrated by Benny Benson,…

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Raven House Mouse Goes to Culture Camp, by Jan Steinbright

Raven House Mouse Goes to Culture Camp, by Jan Steinbright Kagaak, a mouse who has been adopted into a Tlingit clan in Haines, Alaska, stows away on a bus heading up the Chilkoot Valley to a culture camp, learns more about the Tlingit culture, and becomes significantly involved with the annual run of sockeye salmon…

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Raven House Mouse, by Jan Steinbright

Raven House Mouse, by Jan Steinbright The enchanting story of how a mouse came to live in a Tlingit (Indian) clan house in Haines, Alaska, and became part of the culture. When the mouse finds the Tlingit clan house, he thinks he’s sneaky enough to avoid being caught, but what he doesn’t know is that…

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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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Alaska Heritage Seafood Cookbook, by Ann Chandonnet

Alaska Heritage Seafood Cookbook, by Ann Chandonnet KING CRAB, SALMON, HALIBUT, FLOUNDER, SPOT SHRIMP, CLAMS, STEELHEAD, COD, ARCTIC CHAR, MUSSELS, SQUID, SCALLOPS, ROCKFISH, DOLLY VARDEN . . . . . . any seafood lover knows this incantation usually means Alaska! In The Alaska Heritage Cookbook, author Ann Chandonner gathers recipes for almost 100 species of Northern sea life—freshwater fish,…

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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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