Two poems by Richard Dauenhauer, 1942-2014

In honor of the recent passing of highly regarded Alaska poet, scholar, translator, historian and linguist Richard Dauenhauer, here are two poems from his most recent poetry collection, "Benchmarks: New and Selected Poems...
Poet, translator Richard Dauenhauer dies at 72

Southeast Alaska lost a poet, a translator, a scholar, a former poet laureate and a historian on Tuesday. Richard "Dick" Dauenhauer was all of these things and more in his lifetime, which ended after a battle with cancer...
Exploring history

...recorded contact, according to multiple sources, including a study on Glacier Bay prepared for the National Park Service by historian Rick Kurtz. Bering, who was Dutch but working for the Russians, scouted the area in 1741, but the 15 crew members dispatched...
Historian tells the story behind Alaska Day

Alaska Day is one of John Venables busiest days of the year.The area historian and re-enactor, who created the educational program Alaska Living History, receives requests to retell the story behind the...
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My Turn: Reckoning with our moral weakness

...benefits white Americans received during centuries of slavery and Jim Crow laws. One revealing piece of evidence came from Yale historian David W. Blight - "in 1860, slaves as an asset were worth more than all of America's manufacturing, all of the railroads...
Language revitalization: a total shift in values

...could to reverse the errors of the past, then we will not feel remorse, but will feel joy.Peter Metcalfe, an author and historian, recently told me, "Tlingits don't make good victims. They are warriors." No one is going to take this from us or...
Local historian spreads the word about Willoughby

...has strained his eyes in the process of going through "miles of microfilm," but for the career librarian and independent historian, each nugget of information he finds is worth its weight in gold. The subject of Whitman's current research is Richard...
Coffee & Collections Series features historian Whitman

The next Coffee & Collections series will feature historian Mark Whitman, who will present Dick Willoughby's Book of Claims. The free presentation will take place at 10:30 a.m. Saturday...
Alaska aviation historian Randy Acord dies at 89

FAIRBANKS - Interior aviation historian Randy Acord has died at the age of 89. Acord, native of Clarendon, Texas, died Monday night in Fairbanks from complications...
"The Settling of the Mendenhall Valley" to be the focus of Saturday talk

Local historian, researcher and speaker Jim Geraghty will share his research into the people and events that shaped the settling of the Mendenhall...


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