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This book explains how Alaska's many different Native people have survived for more than 500 generations in one of the world's most challenging environments, long before the arrival of European technology.
Topics include traditional housing, dress, food, social systems, ceremonies, beliefs, tools and more. Supplemented with seven maps, 26 illustrations, and 55 historic photos. 6 x 9 inches; 128 pages. Completely revised in 2002.
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This book was originally produced as in introductory guide for first-time visitors to Alaska. It is the publisher's most popular book and has remained in print continuously for twelve years due to its strong sales. It now has been added as a required textbook at most, if not all, colleges, universities and junior colleges in Alaska. Also has been sold to other schools such as Penn State, University of Victoria, and University of California for various courses in American Indian studies, social studies etc. Also carried at most museums in the state. This is a unique book in that it covers the same topics for all six major Native groups in the state, allowing easy comparisons between groups and avoiding the need to purchase many other books to obtain information about each group separately.From the Inside Flap:
Where in Alaska can you find mummies? How could Aleut hunters capture whales while staying home sick in bed? Why were totem poles built? Who settled fights with a duel of singing?
You will be able to answer these and other questions after reading Steve Langdon's fascinating book about the people who have been inhabiting and successfully surviving in "The Great Land" for more than 500 generations-the Native people of Alaska.
This comprehensive, easy-to-read, introductory guide to the Eskimos, Indians, and Aleuts focuses on their lifestyles, traditions and culture at the time of first contact with Europeans.
Supplemented with more than 55 historic and contemporary photos and seven maps, the book also explores the rapid changes and challenges facing Alaska Natives today.
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