Alaska's Past - Regional Perspectives
Admiralty . . . Island in Contention, Alaska Geographic Society, Vol. 1, No. 3, 1974.
This books highlights Alaska's fifth largest island.
Alaska Blues: A Fisherman's Journal, Joe Upton. Anchorage: Alaska Northwest Publishing Company, 1978.
The diary of a summer in the life of a commercial fisherman from the Pacific Northwest who spends six months with other members of a trolling fleet in Southeast Alaska. Good descriptions of the passages he sails and the daybyday life of a fisherman.
Early Visitors to Southeastern Alaska: Nine Accounts, Robert N. DeArmond. Anchorage: Alaska Northwest Publishing Company, 1978.
Detailed, interesting excerpts from journals of nine explorers who visited Southeast Alaska between 1778 and 1850. Included are impressions of James Cook, George Dixon, Nathaniel Portlock, Richard Cleveland, John D'Wolf, Camille de Roquefeuil, Edward Belcher, Sir George Simpson and Richard Collinson.
The Founding of Juneau, Robert N. DeArmond. Juneau: Gastineau Channel Centennial Association, 1967.
A history of the founding of Juneau and early mining in the area. An annotated list of 300 individuals associated with the town and mining district in 1880 and 1881 is included.
Glacier Bay: Old Ice, New Land, Alaska Geographic Society, Vol. 3, No. 1, 1976.
A study of one of Alaska's most beautiful areas. The volume has more than 270 photographs of this area reknowned for its scenery and the prevalence of sea mammals and birds.
Handloggers, W.H. Jackson, Ethel Dassow. Anchorage: Alaska Northwest Publishing Company, 1974.
A logger's story of his life in Southeast Alaska, beginning in 1907. Felling timber from a springboard and narrow escapes while logging steep hillsides above the ocean are vividly described. The author also includes his offseason adventures as a trapper, prospector, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service researcher.
Hard Pock Gold: The Story of the Great Mines That Were the Heartbeat of Juneau, David and Brenda Stone. Juneau: Juneau Centennial Commission, 1980.
An eyewitness account of the Treadwell Mine cavein and impressions of a miner s wife who lived in the Treadwell community are included in this history of the Treadwell, Alaska Juneau, and Alaska Gastineau gold mines. There are diagrams of the mines and mills. A glossary of mining terms and a directory of smaller mining operations in the area are in cluded.
Lord of Alaska: Baranov and the Russian Adventure, Hector Chevigny. New York: Viking Press, 1942.
Although a biography of Alexander Baranov, the author portrays life in Russian America. Early life on Kodiak Island and the struggle to establish New Archangel are detailed.
Mission to Metlakatla, Elaine Wentworth. Boston: HoughtonMifflin Company, 1968.
This is the story of William Duncan, a missionary to the Tsimshian Indians. The two Metlakatlas, the first in Canada, the second on Annette Island in Alaska, are described along with a discussion of why the move to Alaska was necessary.
Once More Upon a Totem, Christie Harris. New York: Athenum, 1973.
A sequel to Harris' Once Upon a Totem, a book of legends of North Pacific Indians. The second book includes a legend explaining why salmon migrate and a legend of an incurable glutton.
Sitka, Alaska Geographic Society, Vol. 9, No. 2, 1982.
The heart of Russian Alaska, Sitka is alsothe heart of an ocean world in Southeast Alaska. The book explores Baranof, Chichagof, Yakoli, and Kruzof islands. Included are sections on the Russian history of the area and the rich Native culture.
SOS North Pacific, Gordon R. Newell. Portland, Oregon: Binford and Mort, 1955.
Accounts of ships that met disaster in the North Pacific. Included are the wrecks of the Clara Nevada and Princess Sophia in Southeast Alaska, the steamer Yukon near Cordova, and others.
Southeast: Alaska's Panhandle, Alaska Geographic Society, Vol. 5, No. 2, 1978.
The early histories of the major communities in Southeast Alaska along with beautiful photographs of the region as it is today are facets of this book.
The Stikine River, Alaska Geographic Society, Vol. 6, No. 4, 1979.
The Stikine River watershed which encompasses 20,000 square miles of Southeast Alaska and Canada is the subject of this volume. There is a special section on 107 years of riverboating along the river.
Tlingit Stories, Maria Ackerman. Anchorage: Alaska Methodist University Press, 1975.A collection of legends from Southeast Alaska. Among them are The Lady and the Halibut, My Stories About Land Otters, and Koosha's'aa K'aas Kidnaps A Baby.
The Trail Led North and Alaska Silver, Martha Ferguson McKeown. New York: MacMillan, 1948. The adventures of Mont Hawthorne, a seasonal cannery employee in the early days of the salmon industry in Alaska. These firstperson accounts read more like fiction, but they are factual. Interwoven into the account are details about some of the canneries established in Southeast Alaska and Cook Inlet during the late nineteenth century.
Travels in Alaska, John Muir. Boston: HoughtonMifflin Company, 1915.John Muir once wrote a friend, I am hopelessly and forever a mountaineer." This is Muir's story of the mountains he explored in Alaska and his love of the awesome glaciers he studied when he traveled the Southeast Alaska coast by Indian canoe between 1879 and 1890.
Many Nations Challenge Tlingit Claims
1873-1900 Developing Southeast Alaska
1900-1922 Some Needs Are Met
1922-1942 Between Two Wars
1945-1980 The "Old Alaska"' Vanishes