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The Final Frontiersman

Author : James Campbell
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The inspiration for The Last Alaskans—the eight-part documentary series on the Discovery Channel! Called “[one of] the greatest life-or-death-tales ever told” (Esquire), James Campbell’s inimitable insider account of a family’s nomadic life in the unshaped Arctic wilderness “is an icily gripping, intimate profile that stands up well beside Krakauer’s classic [Into the Wild], and it stands too, as a kind of testament to the rough beauty of improbably wild dreams” (Men’s Journal). Hundreds of hardy people have tried to carve a living in the Alaskan bush, but few have succeeded as consistently as Heimo Korth. Originally from Wisconsin, Heimo traveled to the Arctic wilderness in his feverous twenties. Now, more than three decades later, Heimo lives with his wife and two daughters approximately 200 miles from civilization—a sustainable, nomadic life bounded by the migrating caribou, the dangers of swollen rivers, and by the very exigencies of daily existence. In The Final Frontiersman, Heimo’s cousin James Campbell chronicles the Korth family’s amazing experience, their adventures, and the tragedy that continues to shape their lives. With a deft voice and in spectacular, at times unimaginable detail, Campbell invites us into Heimo’s heartland and home. The Korths wait patiently for a small plane to deliver their provisions, listen to distant chatter on the radio, and go sledding at 44° below zero—all the while cultivating the hard-learned survival skills that stand between them and a terrible fate. Awe-inspiring and memorable, The Final Frontiersman reads like a rustic version of the American Dream and reveals for the first time a life undreamed by most of us: amid encroaching environmental pressures, apart from the herd, and alone in a stunning wilderness that for now, at least, remains the final frontier.

The Last Great Frontiersman

Author : Leland Stowe
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Biography of Tom Lamb, a bush pilot from northern Manitoba, whose other activities included ranching, trapping, and wildlife conservation.

The Last Frontiersman

Author : University of California, Los Angeles. Library
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Ohio s Last Frontiersman Connecticut Mariner

Author : Joyce L. Alig
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Born Out of Season

Author : Ralph L. Hooker
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Braving It

Author : James Campbell
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The powerful and affirming story of a father's journey with his teenage daughter to the far reaches of Alaska Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, home to only a handful of people, is a harsh and lonely place. So when James Campbell’s cousin Heimo Korth asked him to spend a summer building a cabin in the rugged Interior, Campbell hesitated about inviting his fifteen-year-old daughter, Aidan, to join him: Would she be able to withstand clouds of mosquitoes, the threat of grizzlies, bathing in an ice-cold river, and hours of grueling labor peeling and hauling logs? But once there, Aidan embraced the wild. She even agreed to return a few months later to help the Korths work their traplines and hunt for caribou and moose. Despite windchills of 50 degrees below zero, father and daughter ventured out daily to track, hunt, and trap. Under the supervision of Edna, Heimo’s Yupik Eskimo wife, Aidan grew more confident in the woods. Campbell knew that in traditional Eskimo cultures, some daughters earned a rite of passage usually reserved for young men. So he decided to take Aidan back to Alaska one final time before she left home. It would be their third and most ambitious trip, backpacking over Alaska’s Brooks Range to the headwaters of the mighty Hulahula River, where they would assemble a folding canoe and paddle to the Arctic Ocean. The journey would test them, and their relationship, in one of the planet’s most remote places: a land of wolves, musk oxen, Dall sheep, golden eagles, and polar bears. At turns poignant and humorous, Braving It is an ode to America’s disappearing wilderness and a profound meditation on what it means for a child to grow up—and a parent to finally, fully let go.

Critical Norths

Author : Sarah Jaquette Ray
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Approaching Critical Northern Issues Critically / Sarah Jaquette Ray and Kevin Maier -- Whose Arctic? Who Cares? : Place, Responsibility, and Elegiac Purpose in the Eskimo Curlew Extinction Narrative / Elspeth Tulloch-- Raven's World : Eco-elegy and Beyond in a Changing North / Will Elliott -- "The Bear Who Began It" and the Metaphorics of Climate Change / Allison Athens -- Indigeneity and Ecology in I'upiat and Faroese Whaling / Russell Fielding -- Saving Polar Bears and Other Objects / Kurtis Boyer -- Bare Life and Bear Love : Masculinity, Capital and Arctic Animals in the Nineteenth-Century North / John Miller -- Northern Relations : Colonial Whaling, Climate Change, and the Inception of a Collective Identity in Northern Alaska and the Northern Atlantic / Chie Sakakibara -- Landscapes on Hold : The Norwegian and Russian Barents Sea Coast in the New North / Peter Hemmersen and Janike Kampevold -- Knowing Land, Quantifying Nature : Assessing Environmental Impacts in the Sahtu Region, Northwest Territories / Carly Dokis -- Writing in the Anthropocene from the Global North to the Global South : Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and Richard Power's The Echo Maker / Kyndra Turner -- Surveillance and the Self : Two Sami Filmmakers Explore Indigenous and Personal Sovereignty Crossing Sami Borderlands / Cheryl Fish -- Arctic Exposure : Nature, Race, and Regional Representation in Hollywood Film / Susan Kollin -- Understanding Landscape Change Using Oral Histories and Tlingit Place Names / Dan Monteith -- Prospecting for Buried Narratives in Wrangell-Saint Elias National Park and Preserve / Margot Higgins

Congressional Record

Author : United States. Congress
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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

Great River

Author : Paul Horgan
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An epic history of the American southwest.

Field and Stream

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Ohio Archaeologist

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Juan Dom nguez de Mendoza

Author : Marc Simmons
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Studies of seventeenth-century New Mexico have largely overlooked the soldiers and frontier settlers who formed the backbone of the colony and laid the foundations of European society in a distant outpost of Spain's North American empire. This book, the final volume in the Coronado Historical Series, recognizes the career of Juan Domínguez de Mendoza, a soldier-colonist who was as instrumental as any governor or friar in shaping Hispano-Indian society in New Mexico. Domínguez de Mendoza served in New Mexico from age thirteen to fifty-eight as a stalwart defender of Spain's interests during the troubled decades before the 1680 Pueblo Revolt. Because of his successful career, the archives of Mexico and Spain provide extensive information on his activities. The documents translated in this volume reveal more cooperative relations between Spaniards and Pueblo Indians than previously understood.

People of the Ice Whale

Author : David Boeri
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Author lived and hunted with Alaskan Eskimos during the height of the controversy over banning hunting of the bowhead whale. Presents both sides - native culture and tradition vs. white man's environmental concerns.

F Scott Fitzgerald General perspectives Fitzgerald and other writers

Author : Henry Claridge
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After the Lost Generation

Author : John W. Aldridge
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Hollywood s Indian

Author : Peter C. Rollins
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Offering both in-depth analyses of specific films and overviews of the industry's output, Hollywood's Indian provides insightful characterizations of the depiction of the Native Americans in film. This updated edition includes a new chapter on Smoke Signals, the groundbreaking independent film written by Sherman Alexie and directed by Chris Eyre. Taken as a whole the essays explore the many ways in which these portrayals have made an impact on our collective cultural life.

Half Resurrection Blues

Author : Daniel José Older
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First in the ghostly urban fantasy series by New York Times bestselling author Daniel José Older “Because I’m an inbetweener—and the only one anyone knows of at that—the dead turn to me when something is askew between them and the living. Usually, it’s something mundane like a suicide gone wrong or someone revived that shouldn’ta been.” Carlos Delacruz is one of the New York Council of the Dead’s most unusual agents—an inbetweener, partially resurrected from a death he barely recalls suffering, after a life that’s missing from his memory. He thinks he is one of a kind—until he encounters other entities walking the fine line between life and death. One inbetweener is a sorcerer. He’s summoned a horde of implike ngks capable of eliminating spirits, and they’re spreading through the city like a plague. They’ve already taken out some of NYCOD’s finest, leaving Carlos desperate to stop their master before he opens up the entrada to the Underworld—which would destroy the balance between the living and the dead. But in uncovering this man’s identity, Carlos confronts the truth of his own life—and death.…

Current Literature

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Death of a Legend

Author : Bill Groneman
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On March 6, 1836 one of the most well-known Americans of his time fought and died in one of America's most celebrated battles. In recent years the fate of David Crockett at the Alamo has become a subject of controversy and debate.

Citizenship Gender and Work

Author : Robert J. Thomas
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"A convincing and original study of a system of social inequality embodied in the relationship between class, citizenship, and gender."--William Julius Wilson, author of The Truly Disadvantaged