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Alaska's Daughter: An Eskimo Memoir of the Early Twentieth Century

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Elizabeth B. Pinson shares with us her memories of Alaska's emergence into a new and modern era, bearing witness to history in the early twentieth century as she recalls it. She draws us into her world as a young girl of mixed ethnicity, with a mother whose Eskimo family had resided on the Seward Peninsula for generations and a father of German heritage. Growing up in and near the tiny village of Teller on the Bering Strait, Elizabeth at the age of six, despite a harrowing, long midwinter sled ride to rescue her, lost both her legs to frostbite when her grandparents, with whom she was spending the winter in their traditional Eskimo home, died in the 1918 influenza epidemic.

Fitted with artificial legs financed by an eastern benefactor, Elizabeth kept journals of her struggles, triumphs, and adventures, recording her impressions of the changing world around her and experiences with the motley characters she met. These included Roald Amundsen, whose dirigible landed in Teller after crossing the Arctic Circle; the ill-fated 1921 British colonists of Wrangel Island in the Arctic; trading ship captains and crews; prospectors; doomed aviators; and native reindeer herders. Elizabeth moved on to boarding school, marriage, and the state of Washington, where she compiled her records into this memoir and where she lived until her death in 2006.

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Pinson shares her memories of Alaska's emergence into a new and modern era, her struggles and triumphs, and her encounters with the motley northerners she met She draws us into the world of a young Eskimo girl, growing up in and near the village of Teller on the Bering Strait.

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ISBN:
9780874215915
Author:
Pinson, Elizabeth Bernhardt
Publisher:
Utah State University Press
Author:
Pinson, Elizabeth
Subject:
General
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Women
Subject:
History
Subject:
Native American
Subject:
Ethnic Cultures - Native Americans
Subject:
Regional Subjects - West
Subject:
Native Americans
Subject:
Pinson, Elizabeth Bernhardt
Subject:
Inupiat women - Alaska - Teller
Subject:
Biography-Native Americans
Edition Description:
1
Publication Date:
20041131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 10
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.6 in 0.13 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Pinson shares her memories of Alaska's emergence into a new and modern era, her struggles and triumphs, and her encounters with the motley northerners she met She draws us into the world of a young Eskimo girl, growing up in and near the village of Teller on the Bering Strait.
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