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Eskimos And Explorers

Author : Wendell H. Oswalt
ISBN : 0803286139
Genre : Social Science
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Corrects misconceptions about Eskimo life, analyzes early accounts by European explorers, and evaluates the impact these explorers had on Eskimo culture
Category: Social Science

Encounters On The Passage

Author : Dorothy Eber
ISBN : 9780802092755
Genre : History
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In Encounters on the Passage, present day Inuit tell the stories that have been passed down from their ancestors of the first encounters with European explorers.
Category: History

My Life With The Eskimo

Author : Vilhjalmur Stefansson
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Vilhjalmur Stefansson (1879 – 1962) was a Canadian Arctic explorer and ethnologist of Icelandic descent.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Ultima Thul

Author : Jean Malaurie
ISBN : 9780393051506
Genre : History
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"Ultima Thule" is the terrible and yet fantastic story of European and American exploration in the polar north. The book brings to life both sides of the clash that arose when white men arrived in the Far North. Heavily illustrated with period photos, engravings, artifacts, and drawings. 650 photos.
Category: History


Author : Claus M. Naske
ISBN : 9780806186139
Genre : History
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The largest by far of the fifty states, Alaska is also the state of greatest mystery and diversity. And, as Claus-M. Naske and Herman E. Slotnick show in this comprehensive survey, the history of Alaska’s peoples and the development of its economy have matched the diversity of its land- and seascapes. Alaska: A History begins by examining the region’s geography and the Native peoples who inhabited it for thousands of years before the first Europeans arrived. The Russians claimed northern North America by right of discovery in 1741. During their occupation of “Russian America” the region was little more than an outpost for fur hunters and traders. When the czar sold the territory to the United States in 1867, nobody knew what to do with “Seward’s Folly.” Mainland America paid little attention to the new acquisition until a rush of gold seekers flooded into the Yukon Territory. In 1906 Congress granted Alaska Territory a voteless delegate and in 1912 gave it a territorial legislature. Not until 1959, however, was Alaska’s long-sought goal of statehood realized. During World War II, Alaska’s place along the great circle route from the United States to Asia firmly established its military importance, which was underscored during the Cold War. The developing military garrison brought federal money and many new residents. Then the discovery of huge oil and natural-gas deposits gave a measure of economic security to the state. Alaska: A History provides a full chronological survey of the region’s and state’s history, including the precedent-setting Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971, which compensated Native Americans for their losses; the effect of the oil industry and the trans-Alaska pipeline on the economy; the Exxon Valdez oil spill; and Alaska politics through the early 2000s.
Category: History

Give Me My Father S Body

Author : Kenn Harper
ISBN : 9780743410052
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Profiles the Eskimo boy who was brought back to the United States by explorer Robert Peary, and whose father's body was placed on display at the Museum of Natural History.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

White Eskimo

Author : Stephen R. Bown
ISBN : 9780306822834
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Among the explorers made famous for revealing hitherto impenetrable cultures-T. E. Lawrence and Wilfred Thesiger in the Middle East, Richard Burton in Africa-Knud Rasmussen stands out not only for his physical bravery but also for the beauty of his writing. Part Danish, part Inuit, Rasmussen made a courageous three-year journey by dog sled from Greenland to Alaska to reveal the common origins of all circumpolar peoples. Lovers of Arctic adventure, exotic cultures, and timeless legend will relish this gripping tale by Stephen R. Bown, known as "Canada's Simon Winchester."
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Famous Voyagers And Explorers

Author : Sarah Knowles Bolton
ISBN : PRNC:32101059300226
Genre : Adventure and adventurers
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Category: Adventure and adventurers

My Life As An Explorer

Author : Roald Amundsen
ISBN : 9781108071437
Genre : History
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The 1927 autobiography, in English translation, of the first man to traverse the North-West Passage and to reach the South Pole.
Category: History

Four American Explorers

Author : Nellie F. Kingsley
ISBN : OSU:32435064822679
Genre : Explorers
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Category: Explorers