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A long way from home

After surviving a 1792 attack by a Tlingit war party in Prince William Sound, future Governor of Russian Alaska Alexander Baranov described the Tlingit warriors as wearing "thick helmets with figures of monsters on them.
Alaska books roundup 2013

This Alaska books roundup, the Empire's fourth annual, highlights books written by or focusing on Alaska and Alaskans. It is limited to books published in the past year, and is not intended to be exhaustive.
Author to give presentation at State Library Monday of "In Pursuit of Alaska: An Anthology of Travelers' Tales, 1879-1909." The book, published by University of Washington Press, gathers 27 narratives written by early adventurers to Alaska, beginning with John Muir, and includes a...
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Place names book wins library association award

...Grandparents' Names on the Land," which was published by Sealaska Heritage Institute last year with the University of Washington Press.The award honors outstanding works that make a significant contribution to the understanding of Alaska...
Alaska on the page, 2012

Notable Alaska-related books published in 2012 include "The Snow Child" by Eowyn Ivey, a fiction book that garnered national attention, and "Haa Leelk'w Has Aani Saax'u / Our Grandparents' Names on the Land," an atlas of Southeast Alaska Native place names compiled over years of research and interviews with elders.The following list of books includes titles that have an Alaska connection, either through their authors or their subjects. The roundup, our third annual, is not intended to be exhaustive, and includes only those books published or reissued in 2012.
Exploring our own backyard

Two recently published books with a Southeast focus make a good case for taking on the role of tourists on our own turf - and for remembering to peruse the travel guide section of our local bookstores.
Manicure is key to story of city's founding

Here is my nomination for the most beautiful manicurist in town.
Seals: from finding a lair to sharing the meat

...59 illustrations, 2 maps, bibliography, cloth, University of Washington Press, $27.50. The intimacy of the relationship between...GreyStone Books of Vancouver. The U.S. edition is by the University of Washington Press.
Effort may resurrect classic Tlingit book a Haines woman to revive a classic history book may convince the publisher to print a second edition. University of Washington Press marketing director Mary Anderson said the company will decide soon whether to print a second edition of...
Glorious treatment of Alutiiq culture

...Heritage and Identity of the Alutiiq People" edited by Aron L. Crowell, Amy Steffian and Gordon Pullar (University of Washington Press, 272 pages, $24.95 paper, $49.95 cloth, glossary, bibliography). "Looking Both Ways" is a catalog...


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