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The Last Light Breaking: Living Among Alaska's Inupiat Eskimos

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From his home in remote Eskimo Village, Nick Jans leads us into a vast, magical world: Alaska's Brooks Range. Drawn from fourteen years of arctic experience, The Last Light Breaking offers a rare perspective on America's last great wilderness and its people--the Inupiat Natives, an ancient culture on the cusp of change.

Making a poignant connection between the world he describes and the world of the Inupiat once knew, Nick Jans invokes with stunning power, the life of the Eskimos in the harsh arctic and the mystical aura of the wilderness of the far North.

With the eye of an outdoorsman and the heart of a poet, Jans weaves together these 23 essays with strands of native American narrative, making vivid a place where wolves and grizzlies still roam free, hunters follow the caribou, and old women cast their nets in the dust as they have for countless generations. But looming on the horizon is the world of roads and modern technology; the future has already arrived in the form of stop signs, computers, and satellite dishes. Jans creates unforgettable images of a proud people facing an uncertain future, and of his own journey through this haunting timeless landscape.

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From his home in remote Eskimo Village, Nick Jans leads us into a vast, magical world: Alaska's Brooks Range. Drawn from fourteen years of arctic experience, The Last Light Breaking offers a rare perspective on America's last great wilderness and its people--the Inupiat Eskimos, an ancient culture on the cusp of change.

Making a poignant connection between the world he describes and the world of the Inupiat once knew, Nick Jans invokes with stunning power the life of the Eskimos in the harsh arctic and the mystical aura of the wilderness of the far North.

Synopsis:

In breathtaking prose, Alaskan writer and teacher Nick Jans offers an insider's perspective on America's last great wilderness and its northernmost people, the Inupiat Eskimos.

About the Author

Nick Jans' first two books, The Last Light Breaking and A Place Beyond, have received critical and popular acclaim. He has lived in and taught school in the Alaskan bush for almost 20 years. He and his wife reside in Juneau and Ambler, Alaska.

Table of Contents

Preface – 9, Acknowledgements – 11, Map – 12, Getting There – 17, Ambler Trading – 21, Black River Autumn – 33, Two Worlds, One Spirit – 41, My Last Grizzly – 53, Arctic Heroes – 65, The River of Their Passing – 83, Beat the Qaaviks – 91, Running with the Wolves – 101, A Place Beyond – 109, What They Leave Behind – 115, Sheefish Time – 125, The Old Man’s Winter – 131, A Trip to the Store – 141, Housekeeping in the Northwest Arctic – 147, The Circle of the Kill – 161, A Good Thing – 165, Fire at Us! – 173, Traveling Like Clarence – 177, Sharing the Weight – 189, An Amulet of the Spirit – 197, A Place Called Red Dog – 201, The Last Light Breaking – 209, Epigraph Sources – 215, Suggested Reading - 218

Product Details

ISBN:
9780882404585
Author:
Jans, Nick
Publisher:
Alaska Northwest Books
Location:
Anchorage :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
Anthropology
Subject:
Eskimos
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
United States - Pacific - Alaska
Subject:
Alaska
Subject:
Eskimos -- Alaska -- Kobuk River Region.
Subject:
Kobuk River Region
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Series Volume:
9350
Publication Date:
20070831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 map
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9.01x5.92x.60 in. .78 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Anthropology » North America
History and Social Science » Native American » Arctic
History and Social Science » Native American » General Native American Studies
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Travel » North America » United States » Western States
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From his home in remote Eskimo Village, Nick Jans leads us into a vast, magical world: Alaska's Brooks Range. Drawn from fourteen years of arctic experience, The Last Light Breaking offers a rare perspective on America's last great wilderness and its people--the Inupiat Eskimos, an ancient culture on the cusp of change.

Making a poignant connection between the world he describes and the world of the Inupiat once knew, Nick Jans invokes with stunning power the life of the Eskimos in the harsh arctic and the mystical aura of the wilderness of the far North.

"Synopsis" by ,
In breathtaking prose, Alaskan writer and teacher Nick Jans offers an insider's perspective on America's last great wilderness and its northernmost people, the Inupiat Eskimos.
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