Thu, May 30, 2013

Alaskans In the News

Greetings, Alaska historians. Check out these interesting items from the recent news.
First, Alaska Public Media has posted on its website a recording of Katie Ringsmuth’s recent lecture on “Wrangell Mountain Sky Boys: How Buffalo Bill, Buck Taylor and Bob Reeve Created Alaska’s Skyboy Narrative.” Part of the Centennial Flight of Alaska lecture series hosted by the Cook Inlet Historical Society, Ringsmuth delivered the lecture at the Anchorage Museum on April 18.
The recording is available here:
Also, poet Joan Naviyuk Kane will be visiting King Island this summer with twenty descendants of people who once lived in the abandoned community near Nome. Read more about her project and the innovative crowdsourcing fundraising method that will make it possible: