Alaskana 2003

Alaska History, Vol. 18, #s 1&2, Spring/Fall 2003 (issued August 2004)

Alaskana is an annotated listing of recent publications on the North featured in Alaska History, the journal of the Alaska Historical Society.

Compiled by Bruce Merrell, Alaska Bibliographer at the Z. J. Loussac Library in Anchorage.

C. W. Adams, A Cheechako Goes to the Klondike (Kenmore, WA: Epicenter Press, 2002), 191 pp., paper, $14.95 plus $4.95 postage, ISBN 0-9708493-9-7, P.O. Box 82368, Kenmore, WA 98028. Journal of a gold rush era steamboat captain who worked on the boats until 1940.

Katherine L. Arndt and Richard A. Pierce, Sitka National Historical Park Historical Context Study: A Construction History of Sitka, Alaska, as Documented in the Records of the Russian-American Company (Sitka: Sitka National Historical Park, 2003), 280 pp., paper, request from Sitka National Historical Park, 103 Monastery Street, Sitka, AK 99835. Illustrated with dozens of historic maps and views, as well as the full text of many translated documents, this is the story of the building of the capital of Russian America.

Bob Atwood, Bob Atwood’s Alaska (Anchorage: Marilaine Publishing, 2003), 275 pp., paper, $25.00 plus postage, ISBN 0-9740036-1-1, order from Cook Inlet Books, 415 West Fifth Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501. An abridged edition of Alaska Titan: Bob Atwood and his Times by Bob Atwood with John Strohmeyer, this is the life story of┬áRobert B. Atwood, publisher and editor of the Anchorage Times for over fifty years.

Lydia T. Black, Aleut Art = Unangam Aguqaadangin, 2nd edition (Virginia Beach, VA: Donning Company, 2003), 208 pp., cloth $47.95, postpaid, ISBN 1-578645-214-0, order from Aleutian/Pribilof Islands Association, 201 East 3rd Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501. An expanded edition of the classic 1982 work.

Walter R. Borneman, Alaska: Saga of a Bold Land (New York: HarperCollins, 2003), 608 pp., cloth, $34.95 plus postage, ISBN 0-06-050306-8 or paper, $16.95 plus postage, ISBN 0-06-050307-6, 10 East 53rd Street, New York, NY 10022. A new overview of Alaskan history, “from Russian fur traders to the Gold Rush, extraordinary railroads, World War II, the oil boom, and the fight over ANWR.” The author is the keynote speaker for the 2004 annual meeting of the Alaska Historical Society.

John Branson, editor, Seversen’s Roadhouse: Crossroads of Bristol Bay, Alaska, With the Diary and Writings of Myrtle and Jack Bailey (Anchorage: Cook Inlet Historical Society, 2003), $11.95 plus postage, ISBN 1-878462-03-2. Biography of a self-styled “dealer in furs and general outfitting” who lived and prospered in the Lake Iliamna region.

Rolfe G. Buzzell, Cultural Resource Survey of the Taylor Highway MP 64.5 – 95.6 and the Top of the World Highway MP 0.0 – 13.5 (Jack Wade Junction to the U.S.-Canadian Border) (Anchorage: Office of History and Archaeology, Alaska Department of Natural Resources, 2003), 77 pp., comb-bound, request from 550 West 7th Avenue, Suite 1310, Anchorage, AK 99501-3565. Survey of mining ruins in the Fortymile River country, including a gold dredge that last operated in 1941.

Rolfe G. Buzzell, Willow Fishhook Road Cultural Resource Survey, Mile 25 – Mile 39, Hatcher Pass (Anchorage: Office of History and Archaeology, Alaska Department of Natural Resources, 2003), 66 pp., comb-bound, request from 550 West 7th Avenue, Suite 1310, Anchorage, AK 99501-3565. Survey of an area north of Wasilla that has witnessed over a century of mining activity.

V. V. Bychkov, et. al., Catalog of Objects of Material and Spiritual Culture of the Chukchi and Eskimos of the Chukchi Peninsula in the Provideniya Museum Collections, translated by Richard L. Bland (Anchorage: National Park Service, Shared Beringian Heritage Program, 2002), 187 pp., paper, request from Shared Beringian Heritage Program, 2525 Gambell Street, Room 107, Anchorage, AK 99503-2892. Illustrated translation of a 1999 Russian document.

Catherine Cassidy and Gary Titus, Alaska’s No. 1 Guide: The History and Journals of Andrew Berg, 1869-1939 (Soldotna, AK: Spruce Tree Publishing, 2003), 337 pp., paper, $25.00 plus $3.00 postage, ISBN 0-9720144-0-3, 35555 Spur Highway, PMB 265, Soldotna, AK 99669. Biography of the first big game guide in southcentral Alaska, who arrived on the Kenai Peninsula in 1888.

Howard Clifford, Alaska Adventures: Wyatt Earp and Friends (Seattle: Sourdough Enterprises, 2000), 112 pp., paper, $9.95 plus postage, ISBN 0-911803-08-4, 16401 3rd Avenue SW, Seattle, WA 98166. Biography of the famous gunman, peace officer, and saloon owner, with emphasis on his Alaska residency between 1897 and 1901.

John H. Cloe, Lightning Saved: The Planning, Recovery and Restoration of Lockheed P-38G-10-LO, 42-13400 (Anchorage: Elmendorf Air Force Base, Office of History, 3rd Wing, 2002), 222 pp., comb-bound, request from Building 6-900, Suite 204, Elmendorf AFB, AK 99506-2555. Illustrated story of recovering and restoring a rare World War II fighter plane.

Copper Country Collection: History & Recipes from Kenny Lake, Alaska (Copper Center: Kenny Lake School Parent Teacher Organization, 2001), 192 pp., spiral-bound, $12.50 plus $3.50 postage, P.O. Box 176, Copper Center, AK 99573. Cookbook with historical photographs and anecdotes interspersed.

Brendan Coyle, War on Our Doorstep: The Unknown Campaign on North America’s West Coast (Surrey, B.C.: Heritage House, 2002), 240 pp., paper, $15.95 plus postage, ISBN 1-894384-46-6, order from Cook Inlet Books, 415 West 5th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501. Illustrated history of World War II in the North Pacific, told from a Canadian perspective.

Peter Warren Dease, From Barrow to Boothia: The Arctic Journal of Chief Factor Peter Warren Dease, 1836-1839, edited and annotated by William Barr (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2002), 330 pp., cloth, $49.95 plus postage, ISBN 0-7735-2253-0, 3430 McTavish Street, Kingston, ON K7L 3N6, Canada. Two Hudson’s Bay Company explorers fill in the map of the Arctic coastline. This is the first publication of Dease’s journal; the other explorer’s account, that of Thomas Simpson, has been available for years.

Orcutt Frost, Bering: The Russian Discovery of America (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2003), 330 pp., cloth, $30.00 plus postage, ISBN 0-300-10059-0, P.O. Box 209040, New Haven, CT 06520-9040. Biography of the Danish sea captain who led Russian expeditions to the region we now call Alaska.

J. Penelope Goforth, Sailing the Mail in Alaska: The Maritime Years of Alaska Photographer John E. Thwaites, 1905-1918 (Anchorage: Cybrrcat Productions, 2003), 171 pp., paper, $24.95 plus postage, ISBN 1-892252-00-7, P.O. Box 240165, Anchorage, AK 99524-0165. Illustrated biography of a seagoing postal clerk who was also a prolific photographer.

Constantine Grewingk, Grewingk’s Geology of Alaska and the Northwest Coast of America: Contributions Toward Knowledge of the Orographic and Geognostic Condition of the Northwest Coast of America, with the Adjacent Islands (Fairbanks: University of Alaska Press, 2003), 242 pp., paper, $24.95 plus postage, ISBN 1-889963-48-8, P.O. Box 756240, Fairbanks, AK 99775-6240. A translation of the first documented compilation of all geologic information about Alaska and adjoining territory available during the Russian-American era.

William E. Griggs, The World War II Black Regiment That Built the Alaska Highway: A Photographic History, edited by Philip J. Merrill (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2002), 112 pp., cloth, $30.00 plus $4.50 postage, ISBN 1-57806-504-6, 3825 Ridgewood Road, Jackson, MS 349211-6492. Photo album of the official photographer of the 97th Engineers, an African-American unit that built the section of the highway inside Alaska, under the command of white officers.

Ruth Gruber, Inside of Time: My Journey from Alaska to Israel (New York: Carroll and Graf, 2003), 381 pp., cloth, $26.00 plus postage, ISBN 0-7867-1083-7, 161 William Street, New York, NY 10038. The author remembers her time in Alaska as special representative of Harold Ickes, FDR’s controversial Secretary of the Interior.

Charles Caldwell Hawley, Wesley Earl Dunkle: Alaska’s Flying Miner (Boulder: University Press of Colorado, 2003), 274 pp., cloth, $34.95 plus postage, ISBN 0-87081-723-X, 5589 Arapahoe Avenue, Suite 206C, Boulder, CO 80303. Biography of a Yale-educated miner and entrepreneur active in Alaska from 1910 until 1957.

Kristy Hollinger, The Haines-Fairbanks Pipeline (Ft. Collins, CO: Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands, Colorado State University, 2003), 62 pp., spiral-bound, request from Conservation Branch, Directorate of Public Works, U.S. Army Alaska, Ft. Richardson, AK 99505-6500. Life and death of an eight-inch fuel pipeline operated by the Army from 1955 to 1973.

Nathaniel Cheairs Hughes, Jr. and Gordon D. Whitney, Jefferson Davis in Blue: The Life of Sherman’s Relentless Warrior (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2002), 475 pp., cloth, $49.95 plus postage, ISBN 0-8071-2777-9, Baton Rouge, LA 70803. Biography of the other Jefferson Davis, this one a Union officer who presided over the Military District of Alaska after its transfer from Russia to the United States in 1867.

Paul John, Qulirat Qanemcit-llu Kinguvarcimalriit = Stories for Future Generations: The Oratory of Yup’ik Elder Paul John (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2003), 778 pp., paper, $35.00 plus postage, ISBN 0-295-98350-7, P.O. Box 50096, Seattle, WA 98145. A bilingual collection taken from recordings made in 1977.

Julie Johnson, A Wild Discouraging Mess: The History of the White Pass Unit of the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park (Anchorage: Alaska Support Office, National Park Service and Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, 2003), 188 pp., paper, request from Alaska Regional Office, 240 W. 5th Avenue, Room 114, Anchorage, AK 99501. Story of the people and horses that endured the rush to the Klondike gold fields through southeast Alaska’s White Pass.

Suzi Jones, editor, Eskimo Drawings (Anchorage: Anchorage Museum of History and Art, 2003), 208 pp., paper, $24.95 plus postage, ISBN 1-885267-05-3, order from Anchorage Museum Shop, 121 West 7th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501. Exhibit catalog featuring a century of two-dimensional art.

James Kari and James A. Fall, Shem Pete’s Alaska: The Territory of the Upper Cook Inlet Dena’ina, Second Edition (Fairbanks: University of Alaska Press, 2003), 392 pp., cloth, $65.00 plus postage, ISBN 1-889963-56-9 or paper, $29.95 plus postage, ISBN 1-889963-57-7, P.O. Box 756240, Fairbanks, AK 99775-6240. An illustrated encyclopedia of Dena’ina geography and culture, told through the memories of elder Shem Pete. This is an extensive revision and expansion of the original 1987 edition.

Janet R. Klein, Celebrating Homer’s Buildings (Homer: Kachemak Country Publications, 2002), revised second edition, 67 pp., comb-bound, $12.95 plus postage, P.O. Box 2386, Homer, AK 99603. New edition of a 1986 report describing historic structures, most dating from the 1920s-1940s.

Igor Krupnik and William W. Fitzhugh, editors, Gateways: Exploring the Legacy of the Jesup North Pacific Expedition, 1897-1902 (Washington, D.C.: Arctic Studies Center, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, 2001), 335 pp., paper, $27.95 plus postage, ISBN 0-9673429-1-0. A collection of papers discussing the legacy of this ambitious expedition, which studied Native cultures on both sides of the North Pacific.

Jeff Kunkel with assistance from Irene Anderson, The Two Eskimo Boys Meet the Three Lucky Swedes (Nome: Sitnasuak Native Corporation, 2002), 31 pp., paper, $9.95 plus postage, ISBN 0-944780-15-2, P.O. Box 905, Nome, AK 99762-0905. Brief history of the Nome gold discovery, focusing on the interplay between Inupiat Natives and Scandinavian miners.

Sis Laraux, Lena: Life Story of My Mother (Anchorage: A.T. Publishing & Printing, 2002), 58 pp., paper, $10.00 plus postage, ISBN 0-9644809-1-3. Biography of a Yup’ik woman who experienced most of the twentieth century.

Molly Lee and Gregory A. Reinhardt, Eskimo Architecture: Dwelling and Structure in the Early Historic Period (Fairbanks: University of Alaska Press and University of Alaska Museum, 2003), 216 pp., cloth, $45.00 plus postage, ISBN 1-88963-22-4, P.O. Box 756240, Fairbanks, AK 99775-6240. Illustrated with dozens of historic photographs, this study is arranged geographically, from Greenland across North America to Siberia.

Hermann Ludwig von Lowenstern, The First Russian Voyage Around the World: The Journal of Hermann Ludwig von Lowenstern (1803-1806), translated by Victoria Joan Moessner (Fairbanks: University of Alaska Press, 2003), 482 pp., cloth, $35.95 plus postage, ISBN 1-889963-45-3, P.O. Box 756240, Fairbanks, AK 99775-6240. A previously unpublished diary by the fourth officer and cartographer under Captain Adam Johann von Krusenstern of the Nadeshda.

G. A. Menovshchikov, Ungipaghaghlanga: Quutmiit Yupigita Ungipaghaatangit = Let Me Tell a Story: Legends of the Siberian Eskimos, translated by Christopher Koonooka (Fairbanks: Alaska Native Language Center, 2003), 185 pp., paper, $26.00 plus postage, ISBN 1-55500-080-0, P.O. Box 757680, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK 99775. Bilingual collection of legends from Chukotka and Saint Lawrence Island, originally published in Russian in 1988; includes a compact disc featuring the translator reading six of the stories.

Craig Mishler, Black Ducks and Salmon Bellies: An Ethnography of Old Harbor and Ouzinkie, Alaska (Virginia Beach, VA: Donning Company, 2003), 256 pp., paper, $39.95 plus postage, ISBN 1-57864-218-3, 184 Park Drive, Suite 206, Virginia Beach, VA 23462. A comprehensive look at two Kodiak Island Alutiiq villages; this is a new edition of a 2001 Alaska Department of Fish and Game report with the same title.

Charles M. Mobley, Archaeological Investigations for the Kenai-Kachemak Pipeline, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska (Anchorage: Charles M. Mobley & Associates, 2003), 110 pp., paper, 200 W. 34th Ave., #534, Anchorage, AK 99503. A study of Dena’ina Athabaskan sites south of Kenai.

Charles M. Mobley, Sawmill Creek Road Upgrade, Sitka, Baranof Island, Alaska: Cultural Resource Investigations (Anchorage: Charles M. Mobley & Associates, 2003), 64 pp., paper, 200 W. 34th Ave., #534, Anchorage, AK 99503. History and interviews about the area along the road leading east from Sitka to the former pulp millsite.

Catherine F. Moncrieff and Jill Klein, Traditional Ecological Knowledge of Salmon Along the Yukon River (Anchorage: Yukon River Drainage Fisheries Association, 2003), 143 pp., comb-bound, 725 Christensen Drive, Suite 3-B, Anchorage, AK 99501. Results of interviews with residents of the lower Yukon River, done with the goal of better understanding changing salmon runs.

Kathryn Morse, The Nature of Gold: An Environmental History of the Klondike Gold Rush (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2003), 290 pp., cloth, $29.95 plus postage, ISBN 0-295-98329-9, P.O. Box 50096, Seattle, WA 98145. A close look at gold rush culture, focusing on economics, logistics, and nature.

Donald R. Nelson, Little Norway: The Story of Petersburg (Petersburg: Pilot Publishing, 2001), 199 pp., paper, $22.95 plus $3.50 postage, ISBN 0-9642463-6-4, P.O. Box 930, Petersburg, AK 99833. Illustrated history of a southeast Alaskan fishing town, with many profiles of pioneers.

Jennifer Niven, Ada Blackjack: A True Story of Survival in the Arctic (New York: Hyperion, 2003), 431 pp., cloth, $24.95 plus postage, ISBN 0-7868-6863-5, 77 West 66th Street, New York, NY 10023. Story of the 1921 Wrangell Island Expedition. Out of four white men and the Inupiat woman who is the subject of this book, only she survived.

Audrey E. Parker, Livengood: The Last Stampede (Tucson: Hats Off Books, 2003), 158 pp., paper, $19.95 plus postage, ISBN 1-58736-230-9, 610 E. Delano Street, Suite 104, Tucson, AZ 85705. Rise and fall of an Interior gold rush town.

Patricia H. Partnow, Making History: Alutiiq/Sugpiaq Life on the Alaska Peninsula (Fairbanks: University of Alaska Press, 2001), 296 pp., cloth, $49.95 plus postage, ISBN 1-889963-38-0 or paper, $27.95 plus postage, ISBN 1-889963-39-9, P.O. Box 756240, Fairbanks, AK 99775-6240. An ethnohistory centered on interviews and tales told by storytellers from Alaska Peninsula villages.

Galen Roger Perras, Stepping Stones to Nowhere: The Aleutian Islands, Alaska, and American Military Strategy, 1867-1945 (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2003), 274 pp., cloth, $85.00 plus postage, ISBN 0-7748-0989-2, University of British Columbia, 2029 West Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2.

Beekman H. Pool, Polar Extremes: The World of Lincoln Ellsworth (Fairbanks: University of Alaska Press, 2002), 311 pp., paper, $24.95 plus postage, ISBN 1-889963-44-5, P.O. Box 756240, Fairbanks, AK 99775-6240. Biography of a polar aviator.

V. R. Rausch and D. L. Baldwin, editors, The Yukon Relief Expedition and the Journal of Carl Johan Sakariassen (Fairbanks: University of Alaska Press, 2002), 261 pp., cloth, $55.00 plus postage, ISBN 1-889963-32-1 or paper, $26.95 plus postage, ISBN 1-889963-33-X, P.O. Box 756240, Fairbanks, AK 99775-6240. A young Norwegian reindeer herder describes the gold rush-era project to bring provisions to starving miners.

Bill Ray, Liquor, Legislation and Laughter-the Story of an S.O.B. (Sweet Old Bill) (Anchorage: S.O.B. Publishing, 2003), 507 pp., paper, $19.95 plus postage, ISBN 1-57833-229-X, 203 W. 15th Avenue, Suite 102, Anchorage, AK 99501. Autobiography of a powerful Juneau legislator.

Chester L. Russell, Tales of a Catskinner: A Personal Account of Building the Alcan Highway, The Winter Trail, and Canol Pipeline Road in 1942-43 (Fort Nelson, BC: Autumn Images, 2003), 129 pp., paper, $14.95 plus postage, ISBN 0-89623-802-4, order from Cook Inlet Books, 415 West Fifth Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501. Illustrated with the author’s photographs, provides a look at World War II military construction from the seat of a bulldozer.

Gay Salisbury and Laney Salisbury, The Cruelest Miles: The Heroic Story of Dogs and Men in a Race Against an Epidemic (New York: W. W. Norton, 2003), 303 pp., cloth, $24.95 plus postage, ISBN 0-393-01962-4, 500 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10110. History of the 1925 diphtheria serum run from Nenana to Nome.

Tyler M. Schlung and students of Nikolski School, Umnak: The People Remember (Walnut Creek, CA: Hardscratch Press, 2003), 163 pp., paper, $16.50 plus postage, ISBN 0-9678989-4-3, 2358 Banbury Place, Walnut Creek, CA 94598-3422. A history of the people and village of Nikolski in the Aleutians.

J. L. Smith, editor, The Russian Discovery of the Aleutian and Kodiak Islands (Anchorage: White Stone Press, 2003), 151 pp., cloth, $15.00 plus postage, ISBN 0972454306, 2314 Marian Bay Circle, Anchorage, AK 99515. Accounts of voyages to the newly-discovered Alaskan coast, between 1741 and 1762, translated from Russian.

Katerina G. Solovjova and Aleksandra A. Vovnyanko, The Fur Rush: Essays and Documents on the History of Alaska at the End of the Eighteenth Century, translated by Richard L. Bland and Katya S. Wessels (Anchorage: Phenix Press, 2002), 360 pp., cloth, $37.95 plus postage, ISBN 0-9701397-0-5, P.O. Box 90163, Anchorage, AK 99509-0163. Illustrated essays on the expansion of the North Pacific fur trade, drawn from previously untranslated Russian sources.

Kirk Stanley, Nabesna Gold and the Making of the Historic Nabesna Gold Mine and Town on the Frontier of Alaska Territory (Anchorage: Todd Communications, 2002), 154 pp., paper, $14.95 plus postage, ISBN 1-57833-201-X, 203 West 15th Avenue, Suite 102, Anchorage, AK 99501.

Vilhjalmur Stefansson, Writing on Ice: The Ethnographic Notebooks of Vilhjalmur Stefansson, edited and introduced by Gisli Palsson (Hanover, NH: Dartmouth College, 2001), 351 pp., cloth, $35.00 plus postage, ISBN 1-58465-119-9, University Press of New England, Hanover, NH 03755. Transcribed from field notebooks for three expeditions between 1906 and 1918; a long introduction by the editor includes a discussion of the explorer’s silence about his Inuit family.

A. E. Stephan, Cheda (Athabascan Indian for grandma): The life of Olga Ezi, an Athabascan Indian woman of the Matanuska Valley and the changes she witnessed (Anchorage: Todd Communications, 2001), 32 pp., paper, $12.00 plus postage, ISBN 1-57833-151-X, 203 West 15th Avenue, Suite 102, Anchorage, AK 99501.

Elizabeth A. Tower, Alaska’s Homegrown Governor: A Biography of William A. Egan (Anchorage: Publication Consulatants, 2003), 155 pp., paper, $14.95 plus postage, ISBN 1-888125-99-3, P.O. Box 221974, Anchorage, AK 99522-1974. Born and raised in Valdez, Egan was president of the Constitutional Convention and served as Alaska’s first elected governor, taking office with statehood in 1959.

Brad Washburn, Mount McKinley’s West Buttress: The First Ascent-Brad Washburn’s Logbook, 1951 (Williston, VT: Top Of the World Press, 2003), 142 pp., hardcover signed limited edition, $93.00 plus postage, ISBN 0-9740674-0-7 or paper, $24.95 plus postage, ISBN 0-9740674-1-5, 437 Westview Circle, Williston, VT 05495. Illustrated account of the pioneer ascent of what has become the mountain’s most popular climbing route.

Monk Andrew Wermuth, From Earth to Heaven: The Apostolic Adventures of Saint Innocent of Alaska (Ouzinkie, AK: New Valaam Monastery, 1997), 139 pp., paper, $14.00 plus postage, ISBN 0-938635-83-2, order from St. Herman of Alaska Monastery, P.O. Box 70, Platina, CA 97076. Biography and selected writings of Russian America’s greatest religious leader, also known as Ivan Veniaminov.

Dee Williams, Mama Minnie Field: Mother to Hundreds of Alaska’s Needy Children (Auke Bay, AK: GrayMare Press, 2002), 109 pp., paper, $16.95 plus postage, ISBN 0-615-12223-X, P.O. Box 211406, Auke Bay, AK 99821. Biography of an Irish woman who, in 1932, opened a home for disadvantaged children on the beach north of Juneau.

Graham Wilson, editor, Where the Ice Never Melts: The 1888 and 1889 Voyages of the U.S. Cutter Thetis (Whitehorse: Wolf Creek Books, 2003), 84 pp., paper, $19.95 plus postage, ISBN 0-9681955-0-4, Box 31275, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 5P7. A photo album with commentary, about one of the U.S. Revenue-Cutter Service ships that patrolled the Bering Sea, looking for seal poachers and supporting Natives and whalers.

With a Dauntless Spirit: Alaska Nursing in Dog-Team Days, edited by Effie Graham, Jackie Pflaum, and Elfrida Nord (Fairbanks: University of Alaska Press, 2003), 345pp., cloth, $45.00 plus postage, ISBN 1-889963-61-5 or paper, $21.95 plus postage, ISBN 1-889963-62-3, Box 756240, Fairbanks, AK 99775-6240. A collection of personal accounts by itinerant nurses.

Andrei A. Znamenski, Through Orthodox Eyes: Russian Missionary Narratives of Travels to the Dena’ina and Ahtna, 1850s-1930s (Fairbanks: University of Alaska Press, 2003), 346 pp., paper, $27.95 plus postage, ISBN 1-889963-50-X, P.O. Box 756240, Fairbanks, AK 99775-6240. A translation of missionary records relating to the spread of Orthodox Christianity among the Athabaskan-speaking peoples of southcentral Alaska.