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Shadows on the Koyukuk: An Alaskan Native's Life Along the River Download ↠ 2 ¾ This book is than one man's incredible tale of hardship and success in Alaska It is also a tribute to the Athapaskan traditions and spiritual beliefs that enable him and his ancestors to survive His story simply told is a tThapaskan traditions and spiritual beliefs that enable him and his ancestors to survive His story simply to. Fascinating story of Huntington's life mostly spend in the Koyukuk and Yukon River areas This book is an interesting mix of cultural history of the Koyukon natives survival stories in the most frigid and remote of locations family memories and observations about the fish and wildlife of the Alaskan Interior and river areas

Shadows on the Koyukuk An Alaskan Native's Life Along the RiverThapaskan traditions and spiritual beliefs that enable him and his ancestors to survive His story simply to. Fascinating story of Huntington's life mostly spend in the Koyukuk and Yukon River areas This book is an interesting mix of cultural history of the Koyukon natives survival stories in the most frigid and remote of locations family memories and observations about the fish and wildlife of the Alaskan Interior and river areas

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Shadows on the Koyukuk: An Alaskan Native's Life Along the River À This book is than one man's incredible tale of hardship and success in Alaska It is also a tribute to the A. I really enjoyed this memoir by Sidney Huntington born in rural Alaska in 1915 to a Koyukon mother and white Klondike gold rusher father In it he shares one amazing story after another about living off the land in a very harsh climate He lived his life with one foot firmly planted in the past steeped in traditional native ways and tribal stories and another in what we would recognize as today's Alaska with most people operating within a global cash economyAt the end of the book Huntington reflects for rural Alaskans education isn't just book learning It is also knowing how to build a boat a fish wheel a log cabin or how to set a trap or a snare It is knowing how to build a fire how to dress for the cold how to find your way in the woods Bush education is my Aunt Josie's skill in removing beaver from a lodge It is knowing how to be frugal with supplies and how to care for euipment It is knowing how to dress a moose or a salmon how to repair a snow machine or an outboard motor how to shoot a gun 210 The book is a sometimes flabbergasting account of bush education and I enjoyed every moment of it How inspirational to know that there are people who know when a breakup flood is likely and how to avoid it how to build a boat by hand after cutting your own lumber from the forest how to live well out of doors at 60F and above and to stay indoors when it's colder still and how to harvest a mooseOn a side note I found Huntington's ideas about America's Thanksgiving origin story of great interest I believe the American Thanksgiving evolved directly from the potlatch or a similar East Coast Indian ceremony According to the standard version of how Thanksgiving began the Pilgrims feasted to give thanks for the bounty of their new land But I have a theoryMany Pilgrims died during their first winter in the New World During the following spring summer and fall I presume the Indians taught the Pilgrims how to grow corn and harvest wild game to prepare themselves for winter My guess is that the Indians became concerned because the Pilgrims had not honored those who had died the previous winter and without a ceremonial feast the dead had not been shown proper respect I think the Indians convinced the Pilgrims to make a potlatch as we say The Pilgrims probably considered this superstitious nonsense so instead of calling it a potlatch they covered their tracks by calling it Thanksgiving 74If you are traveling in Alaska I can think of no better book to carry with you than this one Read ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ì Sidney Huntington

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Sidney Huntington Ì 2 Review Ld is a testament to the durability of Alaska's wildlands and to the strength of the people who inhabit the. One of the most interesting books I have read It was recommended by Stan Zuray of Yukon MenIt is of the life of Sidney Huntington as told to Jim Rearden It is an Alaska Native's Life Along the RiverSidney Huntington gives you a look at Native Alaskans lives from back in the 1800's up through the late 1990's He tells you about his life and the life of his people He gives you a look at their lives before automobiles and snow machines came to the Alaskans How they provided food shelter and clothing from the wilderness You hear of sadness hard ship and joy but no bitterness and success The story of Sidney Huntington's life is amazing