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Alaska's History: the People, Land and Events of the North Country
This is a small, easily readable "digest" of Alaska's history. It is great for a quick overview and it is a good size for tucking into a suitcase or reading on a plane.
The Native People of Alaska
This book explains how Alaska's diverse Native Americans survived for over 500 generations long before the arrival of European technology. Housing, clothing, food, social institutions, rituals, beliefs and tools are some of the topics that are included.
Alaska's Southeast: Touring the Inside Passage; 2nd Edition
Details on the region's geography, history, culture, and flora and fauna of Alaska's inside passage. Areas including Skagway, Haines, Juneau, Sitka, Petersburg, Wrangell, and Ketchikan.
Russians in Alaska: 1732-1867
The author presents a comprehensive history of Russia's presence in America from a socio-anthropological and ethnohistorical perspective.
Alaska: Saga of a Bold Land
This book tells the entire story of Alaska, from its early inhabitants to its current challenges.
Frigid Embrace: Politics, Economics, and Environment in Alaska
Frigid Embrace examines how the drive to extract natural resources has shaped Alaskan people's understanding of the environment and their relationships with local indigenous peoples.
Travels in Alaska
Take a trip to last century's Alaska through Muir's clean, easy-going, enthusiastic prose. He wrote the way he took pictures, with insight, attention, care and genuine feeling.
Crude Awakening: Money, Mavericks, and Mayhem in Alaska; 1st Edition
In this dramatic political narrative, the author explains the relationship between oil companies and politics; from 1968, when the wildcatters first drilled for oil, to Sarah Palin's ascension to governor.
In this fictional book, as the characters struggle to survive, the author guides us through Alaska's dangerous terrain and includes highlights of Alaska's history.