Authentic Alaska

Authentic Alaska

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In this lively and sometimes poignant collection of essays and autobiographies, nearly fifty Alaska Native writers tell of their unique way of life and bear witness to the sweeping cultural changes occurring in their lifetimes. They explore a range of experiences and issues, including skinning a polar bear; traditional domestic and subsistence practices; marriage customs; alcoholism; the challenges and opportunities of modern education; balancing traditional and contemporary demands; discrimination; adapting to urban life; the treatment of Native peoples in school textbooks; and the social realities of speaking standard and a€œvillagea€ English. With its fresh perspectives and unfailingly authentic voices, this collection is essential for an understanding of Alaska Native peoples today.Inupiaq/Yupa#39;ik Helena Hildreth was born on October 23, 1963, in Unalakleet, a village in the Nome region on the Norton ... Ifiupiaq Tony Lincoln, born June 25, 1977, in Kotzebue, wrote this essay while a student at Kotzebue High School.

Title:Authentic Alaska
Author: Susan B. Andrews, John Creed
Publisher:U of Nebraska Press - 1998-01-01

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