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Arctic Village: A 1930's Portrait of Wiseman, Alaska
by Robert Marshall
University of Alaska Press, 1991
Paper: 978-0-912006-51-2
Library of Congress Classification F909.M372 1991
Dewey Decimal Classification 979.87

This classic is an original work of literature by one of America's foremost conservationists and is an account of the people of the north, both Native and white, who give Alaska its special human flavor. First published over fifty years ago, the book is still a favorite among old-time Alaskans and, over the years, has prompted numerous readers to pack up and move to Alaska.

The richness of statistical coverage in this book, and Marshall's careful descriptions of the characters he met, provide readers with a window to the world of 1930 and a nearly complete record of the Koyukuk civilization as he saw it. Readers learn what the people of Wiseman thought about sex, religion, politics, and the myriad of ways they found to cope with and enjoy life in a wilderness community.

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