320 pages, 8 1/2 x 10
177 color illus.
Release Date:01 Nov 2017


Finding Place in Alaska

Edited by Julie Decker
University of Washington Press

Alaska is a place of Indigenous ingenuity and adaptation; a place where environmental extremes challenge the ways of living. In its more recent history, Alaska has been a land known best for what it provides. This persona of the frontier West has not been easily shed, but now, Alaska is pivotal as it represents America’s North. From romantic landscapes and the sense of “place,” to the art and spirituality of Alaska’s Native peoples and vastness of scale, this book examines connections throughout the Circumpolar North. No longer as remote as once thought, Alaska serves as a narrative for our future.

Julie Decker is director and CEO of the Anchorage Museum. The other contributors to the volume are Kirsten Anderson, Dawn Biddison, Alan Boraas, Walter Borneamn, David Holthouse, Nadia Jackinsky-Sethi (Alutiiq), Mara Kimmel, Aaron Leggett, Ned Rozell, Bill Sherwonit, and Walter Van Horn.
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