Twenty-five contemporary scholars explore Alaska's pivotal events, significant themes, and major players, Native, Russian, Canadian, and American. The essays give depth to our understanding and appreciation of Alaskan history from the days of Russian-American Company domination to the threat of nuclear testing by the Atomic Energy Commission.... Dickens, Walter Scott, and their like, he added, afurnish exactly the material to inspire the teacher and to arouse and kindle the ... aThe Tlingit language is doomed to speedy extinction, the sooner the better for the Natives, a wrote the missionary ... at all that Russian was ever forced upon Alaska Natives at the expense of or to the exclusion of their own language. ... to the Central Yupik area, where he designed a Yupik writing system and translated the first church books into Yupik.
|Title||:||An Alaska anthology|
|Author||:||Stephen W Haycox, Mary Childers Mangusso|
|Publisher||:||University of Washington Press - 1996-09-01|