Authentic Alaska

Authentic Alaska

Voices of Its Native Writers

Book - 1998
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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 "village" English.

With its fresh perspectives and unfailingly authentic voices, this collection is essential for an understanding of Alaska Native peoples today.

Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [1998]
Copyright Date: ©1998
ISBN: 9780803210417
Branch Call Number: 979.80049 AUTHENT 1998
Characteristics: xxvii, 177 pages : illustrations , 1 map ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Andrews, Susan B. 1959-
Creed, John 1952-


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