Alaska's History: The People, Land, and Events of the North Country by Harry Ritter
A lively, take-along account of Alaska's sweeping history made vivid with historical photos and entertaining essays. Topics covered include Native lifestyles before contact with the Europeans; Alexander Baranov and the Russian fur trade; John Muir's visit to Glacier Bay in 1879; the Klondike gold rush stampede; pioneer climbs on Mount McKinley; the exploits of early Alaska Bush pilots; big game hunting in the North Country; Alaska's fisheries, where salmon is king; and today's Native traditions.
A history book that's fun to read, Alaska's History sets forth the Last Frontier's glorious past and challenging present.
- Publisher : Alaska Northwest Books (April 1, 1993)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 144 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0882404326
- ISBN-13 : 978-0882404325
- Item Weight : 6.6 ounces
- Dimensions : 4.61 x 0.64 x 8.09 inches